How To Properly Water Your Dunkirk, MD Garden
Do you ever feel like you either are watering your garden too much or not enough?
According to HGTV, "Water for too long, and you engrave an open invitation for fungus. Water too little, and roots become shallow. Water in the evening, and insects come out to feast. Water from too high, and half the moisture is lost to evaporation."
Not so simple, huh? Well you are not the only one but the good thing is it only takes a little education and a small amount of practice before your become good! Check out a few of my favorite tips from HGTV and follow the link to check out all of their Do's and Don'ts on "The Proper Way To Water Your Garden."
- Water early in the morning when sunlight is weakest, the ground is coolest and foliage will have hours to dry before nightfall.
- Water deeply and at fewer intervals so that you reach roots, the part of the plant that needs the nutrients, sugars and hormones contained in water.
- Direct water at the base of a plant and avoid wetting foliage, which invites fungus.
- Give trees and shrubs—especially newly-planted ones—direct watering every 7 to 10 days.