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Watering your garden by hand takes a lot of time, especially as we get into the hot summer months. I will show you how to install a dripline for your garden boxes that will be a simple and effective way to water your garden. With a little work, you will no longer have to spend time watering your garden by hand.
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We have used dripline in our garden boxes since be bought our first house over 15 years ago. We love them for a multitude of reasons, which I will go into in more detail below. I hope this How to Install Dripline in Your Garden Boxes tutorial will encourage you to get started on yours today!
What is a dripline?
A dripline, also known as a drip irrigation system, consists of tiny holes inserted along a hose which allow small amounts of water to drip slowly into the soil.
What Are the Perks of Watering with Dripline vs. Overhead Sprinklers?
- Dripline can be focused solely at the roots of the plant which is important for plants with large leaves that may block water from an overhead sprinkler
- Plants watered with dripline are less susceptible to diseases such as powdery mildew that occur with wet leaves
- Dripline saves water. Overhead watering is wasteful because as much as 30% of the water evaporates before it reaches the plant’s roots
- Water anytime of day without worrying about disease problems since the leaves won’t get wet
- You can add sprayers to your dripline for plants whose roots spread throughout the garden box, such as strawberries
- Improves growth because smaller amounts of water delivered over a longer period of time provide optimal growing conditions
- Minimizes weeds because you are only watering where it’s needed