Plant Watering Tips

In Fall on April 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Written by admin
You’ve planted a new garden and your perennials are beginning to blossom, a sure sign of spring. During this rainy season with widely varying temperatures, doesn’t the weather have you wondering: what is the best way to water my plants? Green T Landscaping is happy to provide our best plant watering tips so your babies can blossom and grow, grow, grow this season! plant watering tips Top Plant Watering Tips 1. Water the roots. The root system of a plant is what absorbs the moisture and gives nutrients to the entire plant. Often times, we’ll water the leaves of a plant and miss the roots entirely! This is a surefire way to dehydrate your plant, stunt its growth, and waste water. Ideally the root system should be damp at all times. 2. Water thoroughly. When watering your plants, make sure to saturate the roots enough to soak down 6 -12 inches, where most roots are concentrated depending on plant or tree species. Giving each plant about one inch of water does the trick. 3. Water in the morning. Watering plants in the morning allows them to absorb water and have water the entire day while sustaining the heat of the sun. It also gives the plant leaves time to dry out if they’ve been wetted, which decreases the chances of plant diseases. 4. Water only when needed. If it rains enough for you to use an umbrella all day, your plants do not require water for some time. Watch the weather and plan accordingly to avoid overwatering your plants. Overwatering is detrimental to plants and can cause them to wilt. 5. Water more, but less often. Giving your plants a good, deep watering twice a week as opposed to a little water every day helps them thrive. 6. Give large quantities of water in doses. The ground near your plant may not soak in water fast enough and it can appear that your plant has had its fill of water. To thoroughly water your plants, give them water, move to another section, then water them again. This ensures that the plants will get enough water down to the roots.   Comment »
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