Sprinkler woes and when to start planting

Dirty Fingernails

Q: Watering always is a problem for us. We hand water some raised beds but that doesn't work if we are going to be gone for several days. If we use sprinklers with timers, we end up watering areas that aren't part of the garden. That promotes weeds. We have tried drippers and found them unreliable. Sometimes they put out way too much water, and sometimes they plug up. Soaker hoses are hard to install and they start plugging up after a year of use. Is there a better method?

A: If there is, I don't know about it. I think that all irrigation systems are imperfect. As far as I know, I have tried t...


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