Make Your Plants Self-Watering, Save Time and Reduce Your Fertilizer Expenses


I’ve always been a big fan of gardening, but I’ve never been a big fan of watering my plants. Well, today is your lucky day! Using the right soil moisture sensors, you can save time and money on your garden—and if you’re like me, maybe even save your delicate shoulders from the weight of hauling around a water hose. In this post I’ll share how simple technology can help make your garden self-watering and even reduce or eliminate fertilizer expenses. Feel free to skip ahead to the sections that most interest you!

Basic soil moisture sensors will tell you when your plants need water.

Soil moisture sensors are a great way to learn about your plants’ needs. For example, if you have plants in pots or raised beds and want to water them regularly with an automatic watering system like soaker hoses, then soil moisture sensors are a great tool for determining when it’s time to turn on the hose.

Soil moisture sensors will tell you when your plants need water. When plants get too dry their leaves wilt and droop and this may be one of the most noticeable signs that they need water. You can also check the soil with your finger: If it feels dry (it should be moist but not soggy), then give your plant some more water!

With this knowledge you’ll save time by not having to constantly check how much water each plant gets every day – instead simply set up the self-watering system once and let it work until needed again!

Use soil moisture sensors to reduce or eliminate fertilizer use.

For example, some fertilizers are water soluble and will leach out of your soil when you water. A soil moisture sensor can help you determine when to apply fertilizer based on the amount of moisture in the soil.

Some fertilizers are water soluble and will leach out of your soil when you water.

Some fertilizers, particularly those that contain potassium, calcium or magnesium, are water soluble and will leach out of your soil when you water. This can make it difficult to use the right amount as recommended by the manufacturer. To avoid this problem:

  • Spread your fertilizer on the soil surface before watering. This way only a small amount will be dissolved into your water supply and it won’t be washed away with each watering session.
  • Apply fertilizer in a very light layer at one time rather than several applications over many months (this has been shown to increase plant growth). If using multiple applications spread them evenly throughout each month so there’s no significant change in concentration from one day/week/month to another

Soil moisture sensors can help you save on expensive, high-end fertilizers

Don’t be intimidated by the price tag on fertilizers. They’re expensive because they’re high quality, and they’re high quality because they have been tested and proven to deliver results. They are also a complex combination of nutrients in a form that plants can absorb easily, so you don’t have to worry about over- or under-feeding your plants with an improper ratio of nutrients.

Fertilizer is the most sophisticated way to help your plants grow—but it’s also the most expensive way to do so! And if you’ve never used fertilizer before, it may seem like an intimidating process. But we’re here to tell you: it’s not as hard as it seems! With these simple instructions for setting up your own self-watering planter system at home (see our previous blog post), all your gardening needs will be taken care of automatically—and without breaking the bank!

Save time, money and effort on your garden with soil moisture sensors.

A soil moisture sensor is a device that uses electricity to measure the soil’s moisture level and alerts you when it is time to water. Self-watering planters are great, but they do require manual intervention when they don’t have enough water in them. A good way to keep this from happening is by using a soil moisture sensor.

They’re easy to install and use: just stick one into your potting mix, then plug it in and wait for it to start chirping at you when it needs more water! You can also use them for other purposes—for example, if you have a large container with multiple plants growing in there (such as basil), each plant may require different amounts of moisture at different times during its life cycle (the starting leaves will need more than the mature ones). If you’re not sure how much water each plant needs individually based on its type or size alone…or even if perhaps some just need slightly less than others? Then using a larger container divided up into smaller sections would allow us easier access without having having extra watering chores added onto our list!


All in all, soil moisture sensors are a great investment for your garden. They can save you time and effort by letting you know exactly when to water your plants, and they can save you money by reducing the need for expensive fertilizers. And since they don’t use electricity or batteries, they won’t break the bank either!

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