Are you wondering how often you should be watering your plants? The need for watering varies greatly depending on the type of soil, kind of plant, and weather conditions. As a general rule, you should be watering the plants when the ground feels dry to the touch.
In this article, we will discuss the best frequency for watering your garden.
What time of the day should I water my plants?
The best time to water your plants is early in the morning before the day gets too hot and causes water to evaporate. The cooler morning temperatures ensure the water has time to soak into the soil.
The second best time for watering is early evening.
How can I conserve water?
Keeping the plants well watered does not mean we should waste water. To help conserve water, make sure your garden has enough compost or organic material in the soil to allow it to both, drain well and hold moisture in between watering days.
Also adding some mulch on top of the soil will help to keep moisture from evaporating.
How to water my plants?
Remember to water the roots and not the leaves, aim the water to the base of the plant and try to avoid watering from above.
Wet leaves become disease leaves; if they are left wet overnight, mildew and mould diseases can occur.
Leaves that are wet during the heat of the day, could develop sunburn marks.
Keep your plants evenly moist
Most plants depend on even moisture, especially when using a watering can ensure that you water all sides of the plant thereby allowing water to be absorbed on all sides of the roots and avoiding one-sided growth of the root system.
In conclusion, there are a couple of things to consider when deciding how often to water your plants. Too little or too much water will affect the health of your garden