Automate Your Garden With this Nifty Water Saving Gadget

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Home automation is a really big trend right now. There are devices that let you mess with your home heating system or alarm system from your smart phone across town, for example. Now this trend is exploding into gardens and landscapes as well, thanks to this nifty water saving gadget called the Droplet Sprinkler. It’s a pre-release item that automates your ability to water your plants. And while we don’t think you should use a robot to clean your gutters, the little garden robot..

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Fun Gutter Facts: Gutters on Cars

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Did you know that cars used to have rain gutters too? I hadn’t really thought about it until I read this piece by Tim Blagg. It’s a humor piece, but it still got me thinking! Of course, anyone who has lived here in Florida understands how great gutters on cars could be. Each of us has probably had the experience, at least once, of having a cascade of water come in just by opening the doors out into bad weather. Given most modern cars have a slew of electronics right on the car..

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Spring Rain Garden Maintenance

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Spring is here! And that means your rain garden probably needs a little TLC. First, you need to remove any debris that’s made its way into your rain garden. Dead leaves, dead pine needles, and other muck can keep your garden from draining properly or thriving. You should also check for sediment build-up and erosion. Remove them as necessary. Next, trim back your perennials a little bit to let new growth flourish. Get rid of any dead plants! If you need to divide your perennials now is the time to do it. You might have..

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