If you haven’t watched the news lately then you might not know that we are in a major drought in California. I wish there was a way we could get some of the excess rain water from Texas and Utah here to California to fill our rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but no one has figured out how to do that yet. 🙁
We are having major water usage cut backs (36% in our city) so I’m having to get creative this year for how I water all my flowers. Every year our gardener plants flowers along side our walkway but since we can’t water our lawns every day now, I’m having to come up with ideas for how to save water when watering plants. Enter the HomeRight Tank Sprayer.
Usually when I see a tank sprayer I think of weed killer or fertilizer but when I saw this post on 11 Magnolia Lane about using it for water only, it gave me a great idea! The tank sprayer is the perfect way to water my plants without having to waste a bunch of water!
Fill the tank sprayer up with water. I only fill mine about 1/2 way each time because water is not light and it get’s pretty heavy to carry.
Adjust the spray nozzle to the spray pattern that you want. I use more of a mist setting so I don’t damage my flowers. Then pump the tank sprayer to build up pressure in the tank so it will spray well.
Push down on the trigger to release the water over the flower. Use as much water as you need to on each flower, I usually count to about 5 seconds (1, 1,000, 2, 1,000, etc.) for each flower. For my ferns I spray them a little longer because they need more moisture.
Once you have watered all your flowers put the tank sprayer back in the garage and leave the remaining water for next time. You’ll be amazed at how little water you use this way. No water is wasted, all the water goes directly on the flowers, unlike when you use a hose, which is a perfect solution for saving water in a year of drought!
If you live in a drought state I’d love to hear your water saving ideas too!
Here are some other great uses for the HomeRight Tank Sprayer –
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