Pro Gardener's Tips
Watering regularly and optimally is one of the key tips for gardeners, so here are 3 tips to keep your garden hydrated and thriving this summer.
1. Know Your Tools
Soaker hoses and sprinkler wands do a much better job for getting the water where you want it. A garden hose and nozzle is the least efficient way of watering your garden and can end up with more wasted water.
2. Rise & Shine
A great rule-of-thumb is to water in the morning. Watering while it's cool outside allows water to soak in before it evaporates on the surface. If you do it in the morning, that helps the garden to take up the water throughout the day.
3. Don't Waste Water
Water the plant's root system, not the leaves or flowers. Keep the water in the 'root zone' and the plant will make best use of it.