How to Water Your Plants

It may seem as though all you have to do to keep your plants healthy is spray them down with a sprinkler or hose occasionally. While this is technically correct, there’s a lot more to it than that. If you want to learn how to properly water your plants this summer, we’ll review a few essential tips.

Not Every Plant Is the Same

Different plants need different amounts of water. If you’re growing succulents, for example, they thrive in dryer weather and don’t require constant watering. Meanwhile, plants such as ferns need much more moisture. Do your research into what your plants need, and plan accordingly.

Water When and Where It’s Dry

This part may seem obvious, but you may still not be doing it correctly. If your soil is dry, your plants need water desperately. However, spraying the leaves isn’t the way to do it. Instead, give the water to the dry soil itself. This gets the water to the roots. Keep watering until the root ball is completely soaked, and then stop to avoid overwatering.

Use Mulch

Organic mulch provides plenty of moisture, so whether you use shredded leaves and bark, pine needles, compost, or a combination, adding mulch can prolong your plants’ life and comfort.

Stay Alert

It can be all too easy to forget to water your plants in the summer. This is especially true for commercial business owners, who likely don’t have the time to water their landscaping daily. However, your plants will suffer if you don’t stay on top of it. If you need help, hire a professional landscaper or install an automatic sprinkler system.

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Whether you need to help to irrigate your plants or want expert advice on more complicated landscaping problems, Bumgardners Landscape can help. Contact us today to learn more.

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