bog too dry

babybam05June 2, 2007

Hello, I am new here. I have had my bog for about 2 months now & i used the link given to someone else here to build my bog. However it will not stay wet enough. I have to add water a few times a day just for it to be wet. If i have too many holes in it, how do I fix this problem? i cannot be out there constantly watering it this summer. Pleas help. Thank you!!!

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ccoombs1(7B SC)

long term solution: Dig the bog out and patch the holes. that will be a lot of work!!

short term solution: Get a hose timer and a soaker hose. You can set the hose timer to come on every 12 hours and run for as long as you need for it to. they are battery operated and work very well.

Here is a link that might be useful: hose timer

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 12:13PM
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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

My bog drys out every 2 days I have to add water. I don't have any holes in mine that i know of.. I build it without placing any holes in the pond liner I used. Here in Tenn we are dry and are short of rain fall by 9.5" The plants like the cattails I have in mine I guess draws a lot of water up their stems and that where my water goes.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 3:19PM
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