Yes, absolutely. Not only can OtO device can be used to deliver water to grass, it can also help irrigate and feed a variety of grass types, shrubbery, trees, garden beds and more.
When watering garden beds, it's important to water at the base of the plant where the roots are. Avoid watering the leaves excessively, as this can promote fungal diseases.
For delicate flowers or vegetable beds, we recommend using OtO with a method of watering called Furrow Irrigation.
How to use Furrow irrigation
Furrow irrigation is a method of watering plants where water is applied in shallow channels or furrows between crop rows.
The idea behind furrow irrigation is that you want to have plants be higher (on the ridge) and fill the lower part (trench) with water so that you are watering the roots directly, avoiding getting too much water on the leaves of the plant.
Here's how you can use OtO for furrow irrigation:
- Reduce soil spray and retain more soil moisture by using mulch in your garden bed
- Dig a ~3in trench beside the plants.
- Set a line zone along the trench. This will target the water to fill the trench, keeping the soil moist right at the roots of the plant where they need it most
- Edit the schedule and water amount that best suits the plants in that bed
Here's a video that shows how users can set up OtO to keep the soil moist in a garden bed, without watering directly on top of the plant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDoDJoDpNHM
What about potted plants?
We also have many customers using OtO very successfully with coco mats in their planter pots.
Coco mats, made from coconut fibers, are an eco-friendly and efficient tool for gardeners. Aside from softening OtO's water impact, they also offer several benefits:
- Moisture Management: These mats excel in retaining moisture while ensuring proper drainage, making them perfect for hanging baskets and planters.
- Eco-Friendly: As a natural and renewable resource, coco mats are an excellent sustainable alternative to synthetic materials.
- Weed Suppression: The dense fibers of coco mats help in preventing weeds, reducing garden maintenance.
- Root Protection and Aeration: They provide a stable environment for plant roots, enhancing aeration and preventing root rot.
- Durability: Coco mats are long-lasting, adding to their eco-friendly appeal by reducing the need for frequent replacements.
TIP! Our OtO Lawn Food + Molasses Fertilizer isn't just great for lawns, it can be used on shrubs, trees, vegetables, herbs, and flowers!