The story of modern drip irrigation begins with a man named Simca Blass, an engineer who in 1947 was working on the first modern aqueduct in the Jordan Valley, of Israel. After discovering a large tree that was growing "without water", he dug down to find a leaking pipe coupler that was supplying water to the tree. He bought up the pipes that England had used to extinguish fires during the London Blitz and shipped them home where they were used to construct a water system to supply water to 11 Israeli settlements and the Arab Bedouins in the Negev desert. In the 1950s Blass reopened his engineering office and pursued his idea of commercial drip irrigation.Read More
If you want to start a garden this year, it may not be too late. Look for a sunny spot near your house to start gardening as it will be easy to keep an eye on it. With the right soil and adequate watering, your garden is sure to be a great success.
If this is your first garden, start small. Two or three 3’x 12’ raised beds or a 12’ x 12’ plot is a reasonable size that you could begin to, plant in one weekend, and be successful. A small garden irrigation kit (Small Garden Bed Kit) can have you set up for watering in an hour without having to search for parts. Even a small garden can produce as much or more like a larger one. Extensive gardens often become very time-consuming and overwhelming for the first-time gardener. Keep it simple, and you will enjoy hours of gardening each year.Read More
Easy to install, long lasting, and having the ability to precisely deliver water exactly where you want it are qualities that every busy gardener is looking for. If you have raised beds, an orchard, ornamental trees, row crops, hedges along a fence line, berry crops, containers on a deck, an extensive landscape, a small front yard, or a greenhouse or high tunnel, then ½” Emitter Tubing or ¼” Soaker Dripline are great choices.Read More
You take your car in to have the oil changed because you want your car to last and run as efficiently as possible right? So why not do the same with your garden and drip system. Midsummer or before you take off on vacation is an opportune time to walk through your garden or landscape looking carefully for any problems. Your irrigation system works hard for you. Here are some simple necessary steps to think about that can keep your irrigation system running 100% effectively.Read More
With the hot summer months, here again, it's time to be as water efficient as possible and find the best timer (water controller) for your needs. The convenience that a timer gives you is tremendous. People often go away for a week or two during the summer, and a timer can take their place in the garden, making sure your plants get watered while you are away. The focus of this article is to describe the types of timers that will fit your needs.Read More
Let's get started with essential tips and garden trends for a successful 2018 gardening season. Even us experienced gardeners can learn something new every year when it comes to gardening, for example, did you know that there are plant identification apps available for your iPhone or Android? Snap a picture of a plant, and the app will give you the name of it. Wow, how easy is that, no more flipping through books or running to a local nursery with clippings. There is so much to do when it comes to planning and prepping for your garden let's get started with some gardening trends.Read More