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Watering Plants!!

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Water is vital for all living beings including plants. There is always a question arise in our mind ‘What is the best time to water the plants?’ The best time of day to water is early morning before the temperatures begin to rise. This gives the plants a good supply of water to face the heat of the day. This will allow the water to run down into the soil and reach the roots of the plant without too much excess water lost to evaporation. But, be sure not to over-water either; too much water can be just as bad for you plants as too little.

The Best Way to Water

Focus on the root zone.Remember that it's the roots that need access to water, not the leaves. Wetting the foliage is a waste of water and can promote the spread of disease.

Keep your garden well-watered with the right tools: Cone hose, Jet hose, Center hose, Mist hose, Shower hose, Rinse hose, Flat hose, Soaker hose, rain barrels and irrigation timers.

Water only when needed. Just make sure to watch the weather, and reduce frequency when rainfall is abundant. Too much water can be just as damaging to plants as too little.

Water deeply and thoroughly.Lawns and annuals concentrate their roots in the top 6" of soil; for perennials, shrubs and trees, it's the top 12". In heavy soil, it may take hours for water to percolate down 6-12". Use your finger or a shovel to check the progress.

Mulch everything.Mulch reduces surface runoff and slows evaporation from the soil.

Use the right tool.For efficient watering at the root zone, use a soaker hose or an even more precisedrip irrigation systeminstead of a sprinkler.

Watering is of no value if the water runs down the outside of the root ball, leaving the roots at the core of the plant dry. This can happen if you water too quickly or apply too much water at once. Slower watering is usually more effective. If watering cannot be done in the early morning, very late afternoon is also satisfactory. Watering plants in the late afternoon or early evening also cuts down on evaporation and allows the plants several hours without sun to take up water into their system.

Water plants build green world!!!


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