Saving Sprinklers In The Winter And Moving Garden Indoors

sprinkler systemWinter is a time of wonder. The world turns white the air turns cold and the indoors turn warm. I’ve always loved winter. I just love sitting in my warm home and looking out at the cold world while sipping on a hot tea. It doesn’t matter what type of tea, I love them all.

But for our garden and our plants, winter is not always great. The cold weather harms our plants and they either don’t grow at all or they die. For that reason, we need to move our plants indoors during the winter. And since there isn’t as much light in the winter, natural light I mean, we generally have to supplement the lighting. When the plants are indoors, we hit them with some fluorescent light or with some LED grow lights. This makes sure they have enough light even on the darkest of winter days.

Another issue with the garden is the sprinkler system. In the winter, your sprinkler system can freeze, causing irreparable damage to the pipes. For this reason, it is a good idea to run warm water through the pipes during the winter. This keeps them from freezing and then bursting as a result.

There are a few other things you can do to protect your sprinkler system in the winter as well. You can find a lot of information on protecting your sprinkler system from cold weather here. Read up on it and take measures to prevent any damage.

If you have a fountain in your yard, you need to take special care of it in the winter as well. If it is small and you have a suitable space to move it indoors, do that. If the fountain is large, drain all the water from it and let it dry completely (so that nothing is left that can freeze) and then cover it up for the winter.

As for moving your plants indoors, there are a few things you need to look out for. If they are outdoor plants that are growing naturally, you don’t need to worry about any of this. But if they are plants that are in planters or pots, you need to move them inside most likely.

The easiest thing is to just move the whole pot or planter, with the plant inside it, indoors. If you have a greenhouse or room with a lot of natural light, that is ideal. If not, it is fine, but you will need to buy more grow lights in order to give the plants sufficient lighting.

Naturally, you also want to take care of the rest of their environment. You need to make sure they have plenty of water and plenty of nutrients and you also want to make sure the air has plenty of humidity. CO2 levels are important as well. If they are off by too much, it will hurt your plants.

Indoor growing is a bit more work, but on the other hand, you control everything. Since you control the complete environment, you can ensure that your plants get the absolute ideal growing environment. This actually benefits them greatly, as they grow better, faster and stronger than they would outdoors.

This is the reason many people garden indoors even when they don’t have to. They do it even when they live in a warm climate or during the summer months. It also means you don’t have to install an expensive sprinkler system. In fact, you can just go with a hydroponic system and solve that problem altogether.

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