Master Gardener Tips August 11, 2023

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By Leann Sato, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Don’t get hosed. Regularly check garden hoses, connectors, and spigots for damage and replace if necessary. Install washers between spigots and hoses to prevent drips. When using the hose, attach an adjustable shut-off nozzle and, when finished, turn off the water at the faucet to prevent leaks. If watering for a while, set a shut-off reminder to avoid letting water run unattended. Don’t get hosed, try these garden hose use tips to save water instead.