I suggest that you include a deep rooting species in your cover crop to start to work up the earth beneath.
What do you recommend instead??
Sprinkling water is a big no in my book.
Abraham Palma wrote:What do you recommend instead??
Drip irrigation or deep irrigation. Drip for things like letuces that need humid surface, deep irrigation for everything else. The sprinkler is a waste of water, since it irrigates just the soil surface which is most affected by evaporation. It's good for grass, but little else.