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Garden HoseWatering lawns and gardens is as old as agriculture. Whether you carry water to newly planted seedlings or are watering dry spots in your lawn, a good garden hose can be a labor saving device. The conservation challenge is to make it a water saving device as well. There aare new kinds of hoses being invented annually such as soaker hoses, hoses with timers, hoses that whip around like a bull whip...and who know what will come next. Choosing the hose is half the fun! My mother used to sit in her garden and direct the spray of the hose carefully to her favorite, or thirstiest plants. She did this to drain the rinse water from her washing machine -- both conserving and nourishing with the same act. That's hard to beat -- but here are a couple suggestions:
HoseWell garden hose reelGarden hoses are most beautiful when you DON'T see them! The HoseWell garden hose reel system helps homeowners and commercial gardeners store hoses underground for out of sight storage. A simple pull, twist and swing of the reel makes the garden hose available to use again.
Garden hoseGarden hose with kink free design, the Recoiler is a 50' hose that includes a kink free connector. Brand names include The Recoiler, Self-coiling garden hose, The original Coil Hose Plus, and Marine Grade Coil Hose. And to store this unique coiled hose, try the Universal Coil Hose storage post.
ENJOYTools have great fascination for gardeners of all ages. Remember spraying water toward the sun and creating a mini rainbow? Pass it on to the younger generation, they's be as mesmerized as you were!
LEARNLearning about the latest advances in irrigation and water conservation is worth your time. Using drip irrigation and drip hoses can save big time on your water bill, and on your community's water supply. Mulching and green cover crops also help with soil health and conservation. It's a dirty subject, but somebody's gotta do it! :-)
MAKE A CHOICESmall choices in your own backyard mount up... not only from your own conservation impact, but from the tips and wisdom you can pass along to your neighbors, coworkers...and of course, family.
MAKE A CHANGEWhat WILL you do today to move toward your goal? Even one small action today makes a difference. And you can add a little tomorrow and the next day... Together we will restore our environment in our community and around the world.
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