Monday, August 2, 2010

Watering Wisely

Soaker hoses allow beads of water to slowly drip into the soil and are a very efficient way to water flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Because they apply water at soil level, little is lost to evaporation or runoff and foliage stays dry, which helps prevent many plant diseases.

Applying the right amount of water to plants is important both for water conservation and plant health. Overwatered plants often suffer from root rot, while drought stressed plants are more frequently attacked by insect pests. The following tips will help you conserve water and keep your plants healthy.

Learn more! Click here to read the rest of the article on the Pender Extension website: http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=news&ci=AGRI+7

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