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Use irrigation spikes for good garden maintenance

Irrigation spikes are so simple and so effective you’ll wonder why you’ve never thought of using them before. You simply attach a plastic container full of water to the top of each irrigation spike, and press the spike into the soil next to your plant. The water will seep slowly and steadily into the soil around the root of the plant, where it can be absorbed most effectively.

This is a fantastically water-efficient irrigation method, and it will keep your plants lush and healthy all year round. Best of all, you don’t need to spend all your spare time watering the garden, and you know your plants will always be cared for even while you’re away.

Watering spikes can be used to irrigate garden shrubs and flowers, or indoor and outdoor potted plants.

Other time-saving automatic irrigation systems.:

- Drip Irrigation systems are rapidly gaining in popularity, because they’re so effective, and they’re extremely water efficient. As with watering spikes, irrigation is delivered directly to the roots of plants, but with drip irrigation the water seeps into the soil via a special hose which is literally full of holes.

- Mini sprinklers and sprayers work like the familiar automatic sprinkler irrigation systems, but the smaller sprinkler units focus on specific shrubs or flowers rather than large areas of the garden or lawn. You can use a controller system to switch the sprinkler devices on and off automatically.

- Self-watering planters come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be used indoors or outdoors. Irrigation is delivered to the plant via an in-built water reservoir. You need to fill the reservoir once every week or two, depending on the types of plants you’re growing and the size of the planter.

For more ways to water your garden, please read this article on garden irrigation systems.


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