If you love hanging baskets as much as we do for their endless possibilities and visual appeal but hate having to water them every day, then this is a great tip for you. Not only will it drastically cut how much water you use, it will save you time as well!
Fiber planters are great from both an aesthetic and compostable point of view, but their porousness allows moisture to rapidly evaporate. As a way to mitigate this, line your fiber planter with a sheet of plastic with just a few small holes punched in it. This will allow excess water to drain off but the plastic will help hold in moisture. We have found that it cuts how often we need to water from once a day to once or twice a week. That is quite a savings in both water and effort! Now granted, plastic isn't the most earth friendly material, but you can always save it and reuse it each year as we do. We recommend a heavier gauge plastic that you can buy in sheets at your local hardware store. That's our Gardening Green Tip for April.