After a prolonged pause from blogging (but not from frugal gardening) I am finally able to sit down and add a post to frugalgardengirl. In case your wondering about the lengthly holiday I am proud to announce that I became a grandma in August. This pretty baby girl is my granddaughter Ayumi.
Cleaning our patio fountain is a chore that needs to be done frequently, especially in the summer months when the warm weather causes the algae and fish poop to turn the pond green.
It's easy to use a hose to drain larger ponds and fountains. I place the end of the hose in the fountain and turn the hose on at the spiget for a few seconds. After turning off the water, I detach the hose at the spiget, holding the end up until I reach a spot that I want watered. Then I lay the hose down and gravity does what it does, pulling water out of the fountain and over to my garden.
Just to be on the safe side, I don't use this water for leafy greens or root crops. I do use it on fruit trees, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and many other bush and vine plants and haven't had any problems.
Any time that I can get a chore to do double duty-in this case cleaning the fountain mixed with watering and fertilizing the plants, I know I've done a great job.
Be well and happy gardening!