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Drip tape gets water right to the roots
Hoop houses, or high tunnels, protect plants from inclement weather. But the soil conditions are just like a desert, so plants need to be watered. Drip tape minimizes evaporation, and you can add...
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Check local regulations before tapping into the nearest water supply
When your crops don't get the rain they need, your next step might be to install an irrigation system. Noel Gollehon is a senior economist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He says...
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How you can be more efficient when watering your lawn and garden in hot, dry conditions.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), total daily household water use in the United States is approximately 29 billion gallons of water. About 9 billion gallons, or 30...
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Get your lawn off to the right start with tips from the pros.
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Learn about dry farming and how one walnut orchard in Paso Robles, California created its own brand.
Learn about dry farming and how one walnut orchard in Paso Robles, California created its own distinguished brand.
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If you contemplate owning a home for many years, the quality and safety of the trees should be considered in the purchase process
Imagine buying a property and having the large old oak tree fall on your house. Or being informed by an arborist that an old poplar tree is dangerous because of root rot and it will cost $6,000 to...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Watering made easy Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Stuart Spaulding, tech services manager, The Drip Store When hot, dry weather settles in, I...