Watering Plants

Learn the basics of watering plants

As we need water to survive so do our plants, without water they wilt and die, in saying that too much water can be as bad as too little.

Plants need oxygen to survive so if plant roots are submerged in water for too long they can suffocate and die.

Remember it’s the roots that need water not the leaves so water towards the roots to encourage them to spread and establish, therefore making a stronger and healthier plant.

Water early in the morning before the sun is up between 7am-9am and late evening after 8.30 when the sun has gone down.

This is so the water does not evaporate and any water on the leaves does not get dry by the sun and cause scorching, which will burn or even kill the plant. You will need to water more if you have dry sandy soil, when it’s hot, when your plants are planted close together or if you have containers.

You can use watering crystals for your pots these help to hold the water in your pots. Always remember when planting you need to give them good water in, keep it up don’t think because they have had water and are planted that that is it.

If you go away for a few days you can always cut the bottom off a plastic bottle, put the neck end in the soil and fill with water, this will water the plants for a short while.When you’re away remember to make arrangements for your garden, maybe a neighbor of friend or gardener to come in each evening to water.

A watering system is another alternative. When you can and if you have the room a water butt filled with natural rain water is good for plants. Remember to give you plants plenty of water and at the right times, to make sure they live a long and healthy life.

We hope you have found this information helpful if you need further assistance please contact us for more advice and information, call us on 020 8421 5977

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