Having trouble getting water to your garden? You are not alone. July and August are the hottest, driest months in St. Louis. Homeowners all over town are busy watering their lawns and tending to their flowers and vegetable gardens to keep them from wilting and turning brown. To help ease your pain, we’ve put together a few tips on how to get water to your garden more easily.
Tips for Getting Water to Your Garden and Lawn
Here are five ways to make watering easier, more convenient, and more efficient:
- Water deeply and less often. Use a soaker hose at the base of your plants—allowing the water to soak deep into the soil, down to the roots. This is better for the plants and more efficient than light, frequent waterings.
- Water early in the morning. Avoid watering during the hottest part of the day, when your plants are in full sun.
- Collect and recycle rainwater. Rain barrels like this one are a great tool for water conservation. If placed near your garden, they’re also very handy for watering.
- Install an additional hose spigot on the side of your home where your garden is located. This will save you the trouble of having to haul water or run a hose extension around the side of your house.
- Install an extra outdoor water line and hose hookup. Consider adding an underground water line and spigot at the end of your yard (or near your garden) to make watering quicker and easier than ever!
How to Install an Outdoor Water Line
The first step is to call a professional plumber. DIY plumbing is not recommended when it comes to installing an outdoor water line. Hiring a licensed, experienced plumber is the only way to ensure that your extra underground water line and spigot are properly installed to prevent leaks and freezing. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we specialize in water line installation and all types of outdoor plumbing.
Visit our page on Outdoor Water Line Installation to learn more about the perks of adding an extra water line.