Watering Your Hanging Planter
Here at Garden Squirrel we are always on the look out for hanging
basket plants and products that make life easier – this is a great
overview of one of those hanging basket products everyone should
MyHangingBaskets.com shares helpful information and articles
like this to encourage gardening success. If you pass this along
please acknowledge the author S Lambeth.
Micro Irrigation for Your Hanging Baskets & Planters - Made
Even the most beautiful of hanging baskets only stay that way
with regular watering and one of the easiest ways to provide this is
with a micro irrigation system such as a Raindrip Container Kit.
of our customers are a bit nervous about doing it themselves but soon
find that it is such an easy system to install they wonder why they
didn't do it summers ago. I understand their feelings completely as I am
fully aware that this kind of installation felt outside of my skill set
but I too was impressed with just how simple it was.
Hanging Planter Watering System
The kit can be installed with or
without a timer but if you like to be away in the summer a timer is much
more reliable than the kid next door. Let's face it, the kid doesn't
garden and doesn't really know a flower from a weed (and don't worry is
also not reading gardening columns so will not have hurt feelings).
One of the best things about the Container Kit is that it gives you
everything you need to get started but you can also add to it later.
This means you don't need to get overwhelmed in the details. When I
first got started with my system, I began with a very simple drip system
for a few hanging baskets.
I gathered the tools required, the Drip Kit
($40), a small hammer, a pair of scissors, a cup of hot water (to soften
the tubing) and began the job. Fifteen minutes later I was done and I
could not believe I had waited that long to do it.
The Raindrip system
is really slick. I've since added my deck planters to the system and a
rose that grows nearby under the eaves of the house.
I could hook a
timer to it if I wanted, it is just a matter of screwing it in between
the tap and the beginning of the system but I don't mind turning it on
While it is running, I wander around enjoying my morning coffee,
admiring the flowers on my hanging baskets.
By S Lambeth
Watering Hanging Planters
We at Garden Squirrel agree that watering
systems are a great investment and also give you hanging baskets of
flower consistency in watering – consistency means healthier plants with
lots more flowers.
A hanging basket watering system also mean you are
free to spend your weekends away with out worrying about your hanging
baskets or having to rely on the neighbor for watering.
www.raindrip.com for the product(s) above.
For more on watering your
Self Watering Aqua Lock Baskets
Watering is Key to Hanging Basket