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Playing in the Dirt    Container Gardening     Watering while Away   

Watering Tips

To maintain healthy vigorous growth in the garden, and yet still conserve our precious water supply, requires a simple yet economical plan of action to fulfill the gardens moisture requirements.

DO water an established garden thoroughly once per week to encourage a strong, deep, root system.

DON'T make your plants rely on a daily sprinkling of water which encourages the root system to grow upwards to the damp surface.

DO use a sprinkler to apply water slowly and gently.

DON'T throw copious quantities of water on the garden in a short time, as this type of watering rarely penetrates the soil surface.

DO water when the top 3cm of soil has dried out.

DON'T allow plant foliage to hang limply before watering.

DO water newly planted seedlings more frequently until they have become established in the garden.

DON'T saturate the soil with water, as plants require oxygen as well as moisture to survive.

DO water early morning or late afternoon in the summer time.

DON'T wet foliage in the heat of the day which will allow the sun to burn the leaves.

DO water mornings to early afternoons in the winter.

DON'T water late in the day in winter as water left on the foliage may turn to ice overnight and cause leaf damage.

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