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Hello, I am very new to gardening homeowner. I recently put in a patio behind my house that is a large wide rectangle. I had a landscaper put in plantings around the patio (left back right and front of patio). These include hydrangas, rhododendrons, variagated lariopes, salvia, blue fescue and skip laurels.

I do not have a sprinkler system and am learning that watering by hand does not work. Is there a recommended above ground (want to save money) sprinkler or drip system that i can use and put on a timer.

Again i am very new to this was already told that hydrangas are wilting due to lack of water.

am located in NJ USA

thank you so much for help!!!
 
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There are automatic timers you can buy that hook up to your outdoor faucet. Then just hook up your hose and sprinkler and your set. I think they are around $40 at Lowe's or home Depot type places.
 
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Just because everything is going that way I would check out a google home or alexa switched timer because the phone apps are getting ubiquitous, but a simple timer works also.
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I'm guessing that you aren't watering enough. I have a drip system but seldom use it. I can put as much water on a plant in 1 minute then the drip system can put on in an hour. I would say to take off the hose nozzle and water the hydrangea for about two minutes twice a week. The problem with sprinklers is that they get the leaves wet and a lot of plants don't like that.
 

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