# Re: can you water to much ???

• posted on August 3, 2003, 4:36 am
in article Y8ZWa.1813\$ snipped-for-privacy@twister.socal.rr.com, Kathy at snipped-for-privacy@excite.com wrote on 8/2/03 6:00 PM:

you water by hand, see how long it takes to fill a gallon jug. Then report back to us how much water you use, and how big an area is covered. To help more, convert you expended water into the equivalent number of inches of rain. Also tell us how often you water at that level.
Bill
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• posted on August 4, 2003, 4:45 pm
How much are you watering at a time ? It is better to give a deep watering once a week, then 3 shallow ones. The deep watering causes the roots to go deeper thereby avoiding drought. A simple rule of thumb is 1-2 inches of water per week. If you do it slow so it soaks in and doesn't run off you should be able to do it once a week. Unless my math is off, a gallon of water is 231 cubic inches. So a gallon would give an inch of water over an area 10 inches by 23 inches, or 15 inches by 15 inches. PS don't forget the whole root zone needs the 1-2 inches
Larry Blanchard wrote: