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RE: One inch of water is....

  • Subject: RE: One inch of water is....
  • From: "Gregory R. Smith" <forshade@prairienet.org>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 07:17:25 -0500

Greetings from flatland Champaign, IL U.S.A. .  .    .     .

One inch of water = one inch in height over any surface area.  To
convert to gallons, you would need to know the surface area.  If 1,000
sq. feet surface area, one inch deep can be calculated.  1 ft = 12" 1000
sq feet = 14,000 square inches.  One inch of water over this area =
14,000 cubic inches.

1 gallon = 231 cubic inch so one inch of water over this area = 60

More is better.  Apply relatively lots over a relatively short time
period, then wait for soil to drain before watering again.

How long does it take for soil to drain?  Depends on your soil; it's
texture (sand, silt, clay), compaction, organic matter content, slope,
underlying material.  Dig a hole, fill the hole with water and time how
long it takes for soil to drain.  To prosper, Roots need balance of
oxygen as well as water.

Gregory R. Smith
ISA Certified Arborist #IL0020
for Arborsmith - Craftsmen in the care of trees

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net] On
Behalf Of taramark
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 3:10 AM
To: hosta-open@hort.net
Subject: One inch of water is....

OK, one inch of rain per week.......

so, one inch of water is......how many gallons?

Thank you,


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