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Frank Henning shows how a rain barrel can be used for irrigation. From small sizes like this one to larger harvesting systems, using rain water can save homeowners money and help the environment. CAES News
Harvest rainwater, and keep the change
Georgia residents have faced a series of droughts and water restrictions in recent years, making water a precious commodity and leaving citizens with the burden of finding alternatives to reducing and conserving their water use. Harvesting rainwater, however, is an alternative for homeowners that not only provides a water source in times of drought and water bans, but also can help the environment.
Spring is right around the corner, and so are spring flowers, summer vegetables and all the gardening these seasons bring. CAES News
2011 edition of the Spring Garden Packet
Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes colorful flowers, tasty vegetables and leaf-chopping insects. We’re got articles and information to help you with your garden needs in the 36th edition of the Spring Garden Packet, produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA horticulture professor Marc van Iersel shows one version of a soil moisture sensor he tested. CAES News
Better irrigation
How or when to water plants in a greenhouse or at a nursery is largely based on experience – a finger poke in the soil or simply a watering tradition passed from one worker to the next – or, it’s just plain guesswork. No one’s ever thought to ask the plants how much water they really need.
A yellow koi swims in a backyard water garden CAES News
Budget water garden
A water garden filled with plants, brightly colored koi and goldfish doesn’t have to break the bank. A University of Georgia expert offers tips on creating a water garden on a budget, but says you’re still going to have to pay sweat equity.
Irrigation of research plots on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. Be careful not to apply too much water as it can be just as costly as under watering. CAES News
Rules not as strict as during drought
New watering rules give Georgians more flexibility in their watering habits. Effective June 1, they can now run automated irrigation systems, lawn sprinklers or water by hand daily as long as they do so from 4 p.m. until 10 a.m.
The early summer following an El Niño winter climate pattern – like we had this past winter -- is typically warmer and drier than normal. With the warmer temperatures and drier-than-normal conditions, soil moisture will quickly decrease over the next two months. CAES News
Georgia summer
Georgia’s summer will likely be warmer and drier than normal through at least early August. Temperatures and rainfall in late summer and early fall will depend on the number and tracks of tropical weather systems.
"Your Southern Garden" host Walter Reeves. CAES News
Your Southern Garden
Careful irrigation, annual bed design and transplanting agave will be featured on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves June 19 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
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It's raining; it's pouring
Most gardeners view rainfall as a good thing. But too much of a good thing, namely rain, can be bad.
"Your Southern Garden" host Walter Reeves. CAES News
Your Southern Garden
Learn about native azaleas, pest-resistant roses and lawn irrigation on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves May 29 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.