July 11, 2012
The governor of Wisconsin just issued a drought emergency. We haven’t had rain for weeks, and don’t see any in the forecast. The farmers in the area are hurting, as well as businesses like lawn mowing and gardening companies. The once green grass on our block is now brown and dried out.
My husband and I are concerned about our trees and plants. They were pricey and a lot of hard work to put in. Plus, we like them and we don’t want them to die. So, the watering begins.
I have some soaker hoses set up. These are great because water seeps through tiny holes in the hose gradually as the water moistens the soil. The nice thing is, you just let them run. You don’t have to be out in your yard or garden watching them.
If they’re not underground, you can move them to alternate areas as needed.
We also have hoses running at medium-flow for 20 minutes at a time today on our trees. I have a timer set, and I just go outside and move the hose to another tree when the timer sounds.
Of course, if you have a sprinkler system set up, that’s a great option too!
Since we’re giving everything a good watering today, we won’t have to repeat this process for at least another five to seven days.
Of course, if it rains, we won’t have to continue. The rain will do the job.
By the way, if you know of a good rain dance, please do one for us, and anyone else whose experiencing similar circumstances right now!