Watering of cultivated plants is one of the most important operations that should be carried out throughout the entire summer season. If desired, you can make a "smart" irrigation system, which will also act as drainage, taking excess moisture from the soil during rain. To make a cunning device, you need nothing at all - first of all, a suitable bottle.
What you need: pin or awl, pliers, knife, piece of thick cloth (you can use a piece of old towel), plastic bottle
The described design allows you to get at your disposal a device that provides continuous watering of the root space of cultivated plants in the beds. In hot weather, the structure will moisten the soil, and during rain it will be the other way around - it will take excess moisture from the ground. To create such a “smart” and extremely useful tool, neither special knowledge nor a highly specialized tool is required.
So, step one - we make drainage holes in the bottle. To do this, you can simply split a pin on the fire, taking it first in pliers, and then gently (until it cools down) pierce the bottle with it in several places. The holes should be made over the entire area of the bottle. The more there are, the better.
Step two is to create the absorbent element. Gently push a cloth or a piece of towel inside the bottle, and then tamp it thoroughly. We need to make sure that our improvised "sponge" inside the bottle takes up the entire available volume. At the same time, it is very important to make sure that the fabric is tightly pressed against the holes. That's all.
Step three - installation. We carefully bury the bottle in the garden next to the plants. Pour water into the neck of the bottle. The system is ready for use.
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