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Again and again you hear that you should loosen up the soil. This should save a lot of water. But what has the bottom up to do with water saving?
After heavy rain loosen up the soil
Every gardener knows that you should loosen the soil so that the water can penetrate better. That's right, but that's not the whole truth. By loosening up, you can also prevent the water already in the ground from evaporating. Water rises to the surface through the so-called capillary effect and evaporates there. Thus, the soil dries out very quickly. That's why loosening is especially important, especially after heavy rainfall. As a result, the water is stored in the soil many times longer and you do not have to water as often.
To hack once saves three times
An old gardening rule says that you can save three times by simply chopping your own water. A try is worth the plants, the environment and your wallet will thank you. Incidentally, always loosen the ground with a pulling hoe. This should be used especially in flowerbeds.