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Creating a garden or updating an existing one can be an exciting project. At the same time, regular maintenance on your yard and garden can give you a feeling of pride about a job well done and keep your home's value climbing.
For any small, odd, or large garden job you must tackle, you can order the gear you need through your Instacart app and have it delivered to you the same day. Your garden may need a new hose, sprinkler head, or chemicals, and we have an easy way to help you get the job done.
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Experts and weather predictors have somehow figured this out, but a rule-of-thumb is that to water a 1,000-square-foot natural grass lawn would take about 623 gallons of water to equal an inch of water. The equivalent is .623 gallons a square foot, meaning that you would use just under 20 gallons of water for a 6x6ft garden bed.
These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but they each have a different purpose. Compost is organic soil made of decomposed materials used to improve the soil's structure and add nutrients. Mulch can be organic but is available in other materials such as rubber. It's used for weed control, to maintain water retention, reduce erosion, and moderate the soil's temperature.
The rain gutters around your house direct the water off the roof and down a spout alongside the outside walls. Harvesting rainwater is collecting it at the end of the drainpipe's spout in rain barrels or redirecting it to a landscaped area.