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Drip Irrigation Pros and Cons

Drip irrigation involves evenly applying water at low pressure using plastic tubes positioned toward

Drip Irrigation Installation Mistakes to Avoid

A drip irrigation system can help you save you water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly

How to Make a Rain Chain Out of Copper

The copper rain chain is the latest environmental device for helping people conserve water. Rain chains

How to Make a Rain Gauge in 6 Steps

Sometimes it's good to know how much it has rained; a rain gauge will help you find this out. There are

How to Screen Your Yard Drains Properly

Drainage is a critical feature of landscaping, protecting your home’s foundation by assuring proper

Replacing a Garden Hose Coupling in 6 Easy Steps

A garden hose is a must have exterior tool for both the occasional gardener and the avid landscaper.

How to Increase Weak Hose Pressure

The pressure of your hose is very important so that you can water plants at a far distance, this also

How to Patch a Garden Hose Leak

The garden hose is a versatile and often-neglected mainstay of homeowner tools. Leaks can occur quite

How to Streamline Water Drainage Around the House

Inadequate drainage can lead to mold, musty smelling basements and damp air. If you suspect that you

How to Plan a Rainwater Collection System

Collecting rainwater is a great way to get some water for free. Thanks to these rainwater collection

How to Filter Iron Out of a Water Hose

If you have a lot of iron buildup in a water or a garden hose, you may experience water discoloration

Recyling an Old Garden Hose into a Soaker

If you have an old garden hose that you are planning to replace, refashion it as a garden soaker. Save

7 Advantages of Using a Dripper System

A dripper system, also called drip irrigation, is popular in areas where sources of water may be limited.

4 Advantages of Using a Turbine Sprinkler

If you dread standing in the middle of your yard with a water hose and nozzle watering your lawn, you

How to Install an Electronic Water Timer

An electronic water timer can be installed in a very easy way without any help required from a professional.

3 Advantages of Using an Electronic Water Timer

There are many appliances which can help the modern gardener, and one of the most beneficial, although

How to Make Your Own Soil Moisture Sensor

A soil moisture sensor is used to measure the moisture content of the soil, which helps in regulating

How to Test an Anti Siphon Valve

The anti siphon valve is a piece of plumbing equipment used to restrain the entry of debris and other

6 Tips for Choosing an Anti Siphon Valve

An anti siphon valve helps prevent the back flow of water to the water source. This avoids the contamination

5 Different Types of Sprinkler Valves Explained

A sprinkler system makes use of different types of sprinkler valves to function properly. There are two

How to Build a Gravity Feed Drip Irrigation System

Homeowners are discovering that a drip irrigation system can not only reduce water consumption but can

5 Advantages of Using a Hose Timer

Watering is a chore that can be simplified with the use of a hose timer. There are other advantages

How to Connect a Moisture Sensor to a Water Timer

If you want to make sure your garden gets the water it needs but isn't exposed to over-watering, you

How to Take Apart a Sprinkler Valve

A sprinkler system is only effective as long as it has a working sprinkler valve. Sprinkler valves can

4 Common Sprinkler Valve Problems

The sprinkler valve in your lawn sprinkler system will generally work very well. It’s durable and

4 Types of Sprinkler Heads Explained

When installing a sprinkler system, it is important to use the right type of sprinkler heads on each

How to Replace a Hose Backflow Preventer

A hose backflow preventer is a device fitted to one end of a hose to restrict the reverse flow of water

How to Calibrate a Rain Gauge

There is a simple way of calibrating your rain gauge, by measuring water amounts and then adjusting the

How to Reset a Backflow Preventer

Backflow preventers protect public water systems that are run by the surveyor. They provide the highest

Does a Rain Barrel Make Sense for Me?

Do you spend much time thinking about water supplies? Probably not. If you’re like most of us you

Making and Installing Your Rain Barrel

Rain barrels are an old idea that is coming back into fashion because they just make so much sense. A

How and When to Water your Garden and Lawn

Watering your yard, garden or lawn can be tricky. You must know when and how much to water. When

The Green Gardener's Guide to Butts

Why Buy Butts? Recycling shouldn't just be reserved for the kitchen waste, empty wine bottles and spent

How to Use Drip Emitters

Drip emitters are essential parts of a drip irrigation system to deliver water over the roots of the

Troubleshooting a Sprinkler Diaphragm Valve

A diaphragm valve on your sprinkler may sometimes cause you trouble. You will find that knowing how to