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10 do’s and don’ts for watering your garden during hot, dry August weather

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Do get to know your equipment. A wide variety of sprinklers, hand nozzles, soaker hoses and other devices are available, delivering water in many patterns and at different rates. “Use a sprinkler or a nozzle often enough so you are familiar with how it delivers water,” Yiesla said. For example, water with a hand nozzle for what feels like an appropriate time, and then dig down a few inches. “You may be surprised to see the soil beneath the surface is still dry,” she said. “Experience will teach you how long you really need to water to have an effect.”

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