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How water enters and moves through soil is also important. Plant roots need water and oxygen to flourish and adequate watering is essential to ensure a bountiful harvest.
The garden should be located as close as possible to a water source. Carrying buckets or dragging a garden hose from a distant faucet is time consuming and awkward.
It is also helpful to have a nearby water source for washing hands and cleaning up garden tools. Click here to link to Garden Design Watering Systems for more information.