Watering the plants in the garden awakens controversial feelings in different people. Some think that you don’t have to take it so seriously and that somehow you can do well on your own. Others, on the other hand, worry that they’re always doing something wrong and they’ll never really get it right. The truth is somewhere in the middle, as is often the case. There are simple rules to follow if you want to water plants the right way. We are happy to share them with you!
If you can water plants properly, it’s fun!
How often should you water garden plants?
In any case, garden plants should be watered less frequently than is generally believed. The important thing is that you make it plentiful so that there is water to the depths. There are two main reasons for this: Firstly, you will provide the deep-rooted plants with sufficient moisture. In addition, the moisture accumulates in the ground and this has a positive effect in the long run. The plants can draw water from it, even if they are exposed to drought for some reason. It also depends a lot on what the weather is like. In damp and especially very rainy weather, you do not need to waste water for this care measure. If the soil is already too wet anyway, you could even damage the plants by watering it extra.
Watering should preferably be done in the morning or in the evening
When should you water the plants?
The best times to water the plants are in the morning or in the evening. There is much debate as to which of the two timings is more beneficial. If you do this in the morning, you’re less likely to get waterlogged. The plant consumes these and the sun quickly absorbs the excess water. But the evening is also a good time, especially when we are talking about really warm summer days. In this case you avoid the risk that some drops on the plants will burn them. What is definitely certain is that watering during the day is rather counterproductive. Especially if you do it on really hot days, it can cause them to burn quickly.
Most of the time you should water the roots, but there are exceptions
Where is the water supposed to go?
There is a big difference where you pour the water. For most plants, it’s best that this gets to the roots and avoids touching the leaves and flowers. In fact, it is healthiest for plants to spread moisture through their own systems. This means that they pick them up with the roots and spread them upwards within the foliage and flowers. In addition, as already mentioned, the moisture on the leaves and flowers in strong sunlight could lead to burning of these.
However, you should note that there are certain exceptions. There are some varieties that develop better if their leaves are moistened. Furthermore, different plants need different amounts of water. So it is best to make a list of the plants in your garden and mark them as having special features in this regard. This will make it easier for you to remember and make fewer mistakes.
If you water in the morning, you reduce the risk of waterlogging
What else can be done to improve the casting effect?
Regularly loosening the soil will improve its drainage. Gravel and other similar materials could also encourage this process. Finally, we would like to recommend the use of rainwater. This could be stored in special containers. This is how you save and do something good for the environment!
Above all, we recommend that you water your plants with love. Some scientists believe that they sense our emotions and that they affect their growth.
Water in the afternoon or evening. This makes it less likely that the plants will burn
Casting really is a foolproof task once you get the hang of it
The rule of thumb is that you have to water the plants more rarely, but extensively
Find out about the individual plant species and how often you have to water them
The weather is also of great importance when deciding how often to water your plants
Water in a good mood and it will surely affect your plants very well!
Avoid watering during the day as this could burn your plants
In the shade, you can also water the plants during the day, because the risk of burns is not so great
The rainwater would be much better for watering!
Water and enjoy your garden to the fullest