A Healthy Garden Is A Watered Garden

The hose is always pulled out when we go to water our gardens but I’m going to describe and show you another method with the aid of this post and a video I made

When we water our gardens with a hose the water never really gets to the roots as we don’t water for long enough – in my own garden in takes me 50 seconds to fill up a 10 litre watering can which is quite a long time if you are just using the hose – try it – I’ll bet you will think you have watered a good area within that time where as really your not – its more of a splash that doesn’t get to the roots of the issue – pardon the pun

If we use a 200 litre Water Butt, fill it up, then use 2 watering cans to dispense out the water you will get a good watering in your beds – generally if you dunk 2 watering cans and pour them out, you will water approx 1.5 meter of a bed that approx 1 m wide – you’d never do that with a hose – it’s also a good work out,

So after you do a section of your garden, the best method to water the rest of it is to move the Water Butt when the water is low in it – move to the next section and wait for it to fill up – carry on with another job while your waiting for the Butt to fill up – once full, crack on with some more watering – your plants and garden will thank you for it

When your finished your watering, some soil may have run out onto your hard surfaces – they may need a quick brush or a blow when done to tidy it up

This is the way we do it when we are caring and maintaining our gardens – give it a go to see the results

Happy Watering,


Have a look at this video which explains it:

Equipment Needed:

200 Litre Water Butt
2 Watering cans
A length of hose
Brush or blower

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