For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Irrigation System

Using Timers in Your Irrigation System
By Jonathan Goodman

If you are a serious gardening enthusiast or are taking up gardening as an occupation, then you must use timers with your irrigation system. Timers are small devices which let you control the frequency and the duration for which you water various areas of the lawn. The features of the timer make it easy for you to adjust and simply forget about watering the lawn again. There are various types of timers which range from the ordinary to the extremely sophisticated ones. The kind of timer that you select depends on the kind of garden you have, the type of features you are looking for and the cost. Most timers have common schedule features which can be set with a one touch action. If you are looking for more advanced features, then the timer has on screen prompts which will help you.

Hydroponics Guide

Advanced features

Some timers have advanced features like seasonal adjust which automatically adjusts the amount of water according to the season. For example, lesser water will be distributed in winter and rainy seasons. On the other hand, more water will be given to the plants during summer. You can easily set parameters for different sections of the garden. Timers are also ideal for conserving water and prevent over watering of your garden. Some advanced models also have a built in rain sensor which detects rain and stops the water flow accordingly. You can choose from different timers for underground and above the ground watering systems.

Indoor gardening

If you are looking for homegrown plants minus all the dangerous chemicals prevalent in the soil, then you can opt for hydroponic gardens. A hydroponic garden is a garden where plants are grown in water. There is no soil involved in it. Nutrients are fed separately and the yield is much better. There are several advantages of hydroponic gardens. They are ideal for indoor gardening. You can grow much more plants in a smaller area than compared to growing on soil. With just a small investment for artificial lighting, you can grow your hydroponic garden almost anywhere. You also save a lot of time and effort which you spend in your garden on chores like watering, weeding, tilling etc. Not to forget the fact that you can very well make a profitable venture out of it. Hydroponic gardens and their produce are extremely popular and in demand all around the world.

About The Author: Jonathan Goodman is the owner of Market Merchants an online retailer specializing in home and garden products. My passion for bbq grilling and fireplaces is the core focus of Market Merchants. I am a member of the Hearth Patio Barbeque Association (HPBA), the National BBQ group (NBBQ), and the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). We sell these products because we love them and are passionate about consumer living needs. So whether its furniture and decor, home improvement, kitchen and dining, or outdoor living Market Merchants brings a dedicated commitment to the customer and a passion for high quality products. Visit the Market Merchants website:


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