Transplant Your Herb Garden And Keep It Healthy With A Sprinkler System

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After growing herbs indoors for a while, you can transplant them out into your yard so that they will have plenty of room to grow. Once you set up the new area, install an automatic sprinkler system to assist with healthy growth. As a result, you will be provided with a variety of herbs to use in all of your favorite dishes.

Use These Materials

  • measuring tape
  • large shovel
  • garden soil
  • wooden garden stakes
  • acrylic craft paint
  • thin paintbrush
  • decorative stones
  • automatic sprinkler system
  • garden hose

Prepare The Area For Planting

Choose how large you would like your herb garden to be. Mark this area by placing garden stakes in each corner. Dig out this section, making sure that it is deep enough to hold the roots of each herb plant. Place each plant in a separate area, covering the roots with garden soil. Space the herb plants out evenly. Smooth down the dirt with the back of your shovel. Water the plants by hand until you install the sprinkler system. Outline the herb garden with decorative stones. This will create an attractive border.

Label Each Herb

While the herbs are growing stronger, you may want to consider labeling them so that you know where each item is planted. This will also make your garden look more attractive and organized. To do this, paint the names of each herb on wooden stakes. Use acrylic paint and a thin paintbrush. If you are artistically inclined, you may want to consider painting a picture of each herb or adding unique designs to the stakes. After the paint dries, insert the stakes into the ground, next to the appropriate herbs.

Install And Set Up Your Sprinkler System

Purchase a basic sprinkler system that has water settings included with it. This type of system is sold by landscaping companies and eliminates having to worry about how much water plants receive. It is important that you learn how to use the sprinkler system before you set it up. When making your purchase, inquire about how to use the functions that come with the model that you are interested in. For more information, contact Irrigation Tech or a similar company.

Adjust the water settings so that the spray is a fine mist or a stronger stream. Decide how often you would like it to turn on throughout each day. This will help keep your herbs healthy and properly hydrated. Soon, you will have a wide variety of herbs at your disposal when preparing your family's favorite dishes.

 

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