As the weather heats up, it’s crucial to make sure your plants and landscape are getting the right amount of water
Use this guide to help keep your plants healthy through the summer months.
WATERING YOUR PLANTS
Watering is an art — too much water causes the roots to rot, and too little water will dry out your plants. These problems are easily kept in check with only a few simple guidelines. First, follow nature’s lead, and consider whether you have dry- or wet-climate plants. Use your finger to check that the soil is moist, but not wet. Room temperature water is best, and watering your plants in the morning helps fortify them against the hot sun. Keep weeds in check, and make sure to use good soil. Sandy soil will not keep moist, and soil with too much clay stays wet for too long and can cause root rot.
Saving water is not only good for the environment, but it has economic benefits as well. Here are some tips to make your water use as efficient as possible: