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Soaker hoses, such as the Snip-n-Drip Soaker System
, can be used with timers to make sure garden beds get watered while you're away.
A week's vacation at the beach might be a welcome break for you, but the absence of a doting gardener can wreak havoc on your indoor and outdoor plants. Here are some tools, tips and techniques that will help plants thrive while you're away, so you can come home from your trip to healthy gardens and happy houseplants. And, if you live in a dry climate, consider these tips best practice — even if you're not out of town.
As you plan your departure, consider the following:
Plants in different growing situations will need individual watering plans. If you don't have a trusted gardening friend to visit your plants once or twice a week, try these tips for keeping containers and gardens happy.
Terrazza Self-Watering Planters have hidden reservoirs to extend the time between waterings.
With the Self-Watering Conversion Kit, you can add self-watering convenience to any pot or planter.
This bed of seedlings is protected from intense summer sun with a covering of Garden Fabric.
Nontoxic Terra Sorb crystals absorb up to 200 times their weight in water, then release it gradually as plants need it.
While nothing can replace an attentive gardener when it comes to keeping plants healthy, with some planning and, ideally, a helpful gardening friend, you can come home from your vacation to thriving plants, indoors and out.
Last updated: 7/18/17
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