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Soil moisture monitoring
Soil moisture monitoring

When watering your fruit trees, the aim is to keep enough water in the soil so the roots always have access to water, without letting the soil get too dry or too wet. This week we explain how to use tensiometers,  a simple water monitoring too [...]

Using swales to control water runoff
Using swales to control water runoff

Every year we all get free water as rainfall, and it makes sense to plan to keep as much of this incredibly valuable resource as possible on the land where it falls. There are two main ways of doing this, by  increasing the capacity of the soi [...]

Watering without a drip system
Watering without a drip system

The ideal watering system is one that is low maintenance, delivers water slowly, and once set up, requires very little input from you—hopefully just turning a tap on and off! Unfortunately, most of us have to deal  with much different systems [...]

Winter: do your trees need a drink?
Winter: do your trees need a drink?

There are two key times to make sure your fruit trees have enough water, and the period from blossom through early fruit formation is one of them...which means it’s time to start thinking about it in late winter.

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