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Subject: Re: Measuring water/moisture in the soil (lawn) ?
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Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 04:10:11 GMT
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"Spam Hater" wrote in message
> Have you done a google search for "soil hydrometer" yet?
> More data than you can shake a stick at.
> On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 16:40:01 GMT, "dsp1024" wrote:
> >Hi all...
> >I want to measure the water content in my lawn and I'm not sure how deep
> >measure and the type of electrodes to use. I think measuring the
> >of a couple of rods inserted in the ground should be enough. I think
> >should do it but I'm not sure. Obviously iron won't do because it would
> >rust. How about stainless steel ? ... probably expensive. I'm looking to
> >keep it there for a few years so it needs to last a while.
> > What about the space between the rods ?
> >I wonder how effective this way will be. Like, how far apart will I need
> >"sensors" to cover the whole thing. It is not a huge lawn but ... oh well
> >... I guess I'll put some extra ones and the data will eventually speak
> >itself :-).
> >Any comments / suggestions are welcome.
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