Love those afternoon Pop up Showers

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After working six days this week and having only one day off.......I was dreading dragging the water hose around and watering everything tomorrow......but low and behold (you guys can tell I am Southern.....lol ) but a little Pop up thunderstorm sat right on top of us and according to my rain gauge dropped 1 1/2" of rain on us in a tiny little area......gonna put a little extra in the collection plate in the morning......lol
 

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I just got through dragging the hose around the yard. I do a little each day on these warm days we don't usually get here. That's ok I will take the dry warm sunshine any day over rain!
 

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We went from having way to much rain to being dry. Could use a few pop up storms
 

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And here no rain yet .Just watered stuff and my 2 tanks underground have been empty for 2 weeks now .Rain rain please come my way again or at least soon .
 
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I want rain. Just got done lugging water buckets from my rain barrels around the garden. Now they are empty. I'm with Sissy, rain needed.
 
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Just finished dragging the hose around the gardens and back washing the pond filter....that was AFTER I dragged my neighbors hose around and watered their gardens since they're on vacation:eek:
 
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Just finished dragging the hose around the gardens and back washing the pond filter....that was AFTER I dragged my neighbors hose around and watered their gardens since they're on vacation:eek:
You definitely need some rain then. Two gardens in this heat
 

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they talk about all this rain on the weather channel and I laugh and say where ,not here.My 1 tank under ground holds over 500 gallons and 2nd tank holds about 250 gallon and have rain barrels and they have been empty for over 2 or 3 weeks
 
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Just finished dragging the hose around the gardens

We FINALLY (after years of saying "hey we should do that!") invested in some quality soaker hoses and some hose timers. WHAT A TIME SAVER! I now have four of my garden beds on drip with timers - don't even have to think about it and they get watered. Everything looks better because they get watered consistently instead of when I realize they are suffering. One of those "duh!" moments!
 

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I have soaker hoses for around my house but when you have 3 +acres watering takes a back seat and well is more important
 
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We FINALLY (after years of saying "hey we should do that!") invested in some quality soaker hoses and some hose timers. WHAT A TIME SAVER! I now have four of my garden beds on drip with timers - don't even have to think about it and they get watered. Everything looks better because they get watered consistently instead of when I realize they are suffering. One of those "duh!" moments!
I need to get more soaker hoses. I currently have one set up around my hydrangeas.....but still drag the hose to hanging baskets and gardens without soaker hoses. You're right, it makes life so much easier and I just leave the one I have in place year round!
 

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I bought mine end of season at walmart 2 dollars for 50 foot long ones .
 

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Dragging hoses out to water 80 Arborvitae street trees! One hour for each set of about 7 trees! Gonna be up to 90 again today and I will of course be throwing more wood chips!
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