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Taming the Garden Hose

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As a professional gardener, I use garden hoses a lot, and I’ve seen my share of kinks, leaks and hoses that can’t be recoiled neatly. To me, the job is complete when the garden is weed-free and well-watered — with the hose coiled and ready for next time. If asked, my coworkers might say I’m […]

Self-Watering Innovations in Santa Fe, NM

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What if you took the concept of “self-watering” a step further by adding a hose to fill the reservoir? Lincoln Mulkey of Santa Fe, NM, has done it. To stay on top of watering chores, Lincoln customized two sections of hose to fill the reservoirs on his Tomato Success Kits. “I am a lazy urban […]

Ten Ways to Help Plants Survive Drought

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Gardens and landscapes nationwide are facing the one-two punch of record-breaking heat and drought. Although there’s nothing you can do to change the weather, there are a few things you can do to help your plants survive this challenge. Some of the effects of drought are obvious: brown lawns, crispy leaves, smaller flowers and fewer […]

A Perfect Match for Snip-n-Drip

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We’ve always used Earth Staples to keep soaker hoses in place. Recently, product developer Frank Oliver discovered that the wire loop of our Easy-Out Earth Staples fit perfectly into the hose connectors of the new Snip-n-Drip Soaker System. Use them to keep your connections anchored right where you want them. At Gardener’s Supply, we’re always […]

To Drink or Not to Drink?

To Drink or Not to Drink?

Our Super Slim Hose, left, and Super Slim Coil Hose, right, are made from drinking water-safe polyurethane. A spate of recent news stories have cited a May 2012 study by the Ecology Center that recommends that homeowners seek drinking water-safe garden hoses. The study highlights the potential health hazards of drinking water from some types […]

Don’t Just Water — Soak!

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Whenever I plant a new flower garden for one of my clients, I give the “watering talk,” in which I underscore the importance of watering during the first year. I note that standing at the garden’s edge with a hose and a sprayer (one hand on the hip), is not watering. Sure, it might feel […]

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