Guide: Watering Plants in SummerAvoid a wilting garden in warm weather with Webbs advice...
GOLDEN RULES FOR WATERING YOUR GARDEN IN SUMMER
Read our simple guide on how much and how often you need to water.
1) WATER EVENLY
Most plants depend on even moisture. Always watering at only one root point leads to one-sided root growth and therefore to poorer nutrient absorption. Water around the plant, distributing evenly. Why not try a sprinkler?
2) ALLOW WATER TO THOROUGHLY SOAK DOWN
Suitable watering means that the water must sufficiently reach the roots, you need to give it time to seep down. It's better to water less often but with plenty of water. Our water guns & nozzles are perfect for focused watering.
3) WATER IN THE EARLY MORNING OR LATE EVENING
Less water evaporates when you water cool soil. Evening watering is preferable so that plants can sufficiently supply themselves with water before the next day’s heat. For perfect timing discover the cloud controlled automatic watering system.
4) KEEP LEAVES DRY
Wet leaves have a tendency to become diseased leaves. Leaf-mould diseases may result if leaves remain wet overnight. Leaves that are wet and in direct hot sunlight can develop burn marks. For precision watering browse watering guns and nozzles.
5) BE SPARING IF YOU CAN
Irrigate in a way that saves water. Water as much as necessary but be as efficient as you are able. This is simplified with an automatic irrigation system with moisture sensor – in the bed, on the balcony or on your lawn.
6) TAKE A LONG TERM APPROACH TO WATERING
Mulch your garden throughout the year to build the quality of your soil and in summer this will help retain moisture. Find a spare hour to set-up a water butt (available in-store) from your shed roof or guttering to help you recycle rainwater.
7) SLOW RELEASE WATERING FOR HANGING BASKETS
If you're going on a day out or short break and need a slow release watering option try a slow release watering spike (available in-store) which will drip a steady trickle of water into your baskets or pots.