Watering a Long Dry Garden Strip. A broken oscillating sprinkler is THE perfect way to give a chronically dry long narrow area a DEEP, cost effective soaking. Many people buy pricey soaker hoses only to discover that the soil never gets a DEEP soaking to draw the roots DOWN & away from the hot dry surface. Just be sure the control arm that makes the oscillator go back & forth is disconnected from the sprocket so that the water tube is loose and floppy. (More on website.)
OMG this made my life so much easier! So fun, and so easy, I did strips for ALL the seeds I'll be starting outside this season in one sitting! No more measuring out holes for every single seed and trying to remember which ones I've already dropped seeds into! Woot! :D | DIY seed tapes from newspaper and flour paste
Did you know that 1" of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a 1,000 square foot house? That's a lot of rainwater to capture and a cistern can do the trick. Captured directly from a downspout, or rain chain, a cistern will have your garden water ready. These cisterns collect rainwater from a nearby roof and when the tanks are full water is dispersed through a gravity-fed drip system that irrigates crops.