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Irrigating Container Gardens

Container gardens are perfect for people who don't have much space. But they may need to be watered daily during hot or dry times.

You can choose to handwater your container gardens with a watering can, but some people prefer to install a microirrigation system. These systems use tubing and tiny emitters to deliver water directly to the plant's root zone. If you have access to an existing water source like a spigot, this type of system could work for you.

Your local home improvement store will have all of the parts that you need, and you can even incorporate a timer to make watering easier. Installing a microirrigation system will have some upfront costs, but it will pay you back in convenience over the years to come.


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