The Happy Gardener

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Drip, Drip, Drip


Six years of drought and the sky-rocketing expense of water are the reasons that pushed many of us to seek out alternative ways to manage the water consumption of our plants, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Our objective is to maintain the healthiness and good looks of our landscape yet bring down the cost of our water bill. Drip irrigation is a good alternative to conventional overhead irrigation because it applies up to 70% less water than overhead sprinklers. Water output is measured in gallons per minute for conventional irrigation but with drip, water is measured by gallons per hour.

Types of Drip Irrigation

Advantages and Concerns

'Better Care Through Integrated Pest Management'


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