If you're planning your fall garde
n (or trying to salvage the last few plants of the summer) and need to improve your current watering system, here's a great how-to. Drip irrigation is perfect for areas where drought is all the rage these days (rather, causing
all the rage) because when you're watering slowly and steadily, the water doesn't have a chance to evaporate. Jump below for this DIY irrigation solution...This article points out that yes--Texas is in one of its most severe droughts on record--but water conservation needs to happen in times of drought and in times of plentiful rain.
Drip irrigation can also prevent leaf fungi (since the foliage doesn't get so wet). So take a look at this thrifty DIY for drip irrigation. It could be a great addition to any garden.
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