When you have a garden and plants, one of the basic things you have to know is that, to keep it lush, without drying out, without the plants dying… you have to water it. But be careful, because not just any irrigation is valid (you have to take into account what is being watered), control the humidity very well, that the flowers do not rot due to excess water but that they do not die dry either.
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Knowing that there are certain times of the day that are much more conducive to watering and preventing them from burning, that there are methods and tricks for plants to water themselves or remain with a certain degree of humidity, that there are sprinklers for gardens and avoid having to waste a lot of time with a hose and water the entire garden equally, etc.
Do not worry, we will tell you everything below so that your garden looks beautiful.
- It is very important to take into account not only the season in which you find yourself: winter, spring, summer or autumn. Because each season of the year has its own climate.
- For example, in winter, in general, plants need much less watering(which does not mean that they do not need anything), they also have more humidity, they can suffer from frost, a lot of rain… if they are plants that are outdoors and you live in a place where it rains almost daily, you should not water them or you will end up drowning and rotting the plant.
- On the other hand, in spring and summer, they will need much more water. With the pollen in spring, passing a little water to clean them is fine, but be very careful about wetting the flowers and leaves during the day because they can burn.
- In autumn there are also their requirements and care. For example (and we repeat, always taking into account the place where each one lives) take into account what inclement weather it has and go safe. If it’s windy, the air can also damage plants. In some cases, dry air burns the plant because it dries it out too much.
- When it comes to watering it is very important to know how to do it. Because it is not as simple as filling the watering can and pouring water over the plants or soaking them and forgetting until the following week, no. In fact, do you know if it is better to water above the plants or below?
- As we told you before, you have to know what plants you have. They are not the same to give some examples, grass, ornamental plants, or cacti or succulents, for example. The difference? That you have to water in a different way in all these cases.
- Ornamental plants. That is, all flowering plants: roses, geraniums, petunias, carnations, etc. Those who carry flowers need more care. They do not support water directly on the flowers because not only can they be damaged, fall off, wither… but they can also burn and spoil. They should always be watered from below.
- Instead, succulents and cacti, these plants hydrate from their own base. They collect water and hydrate themselves; they do not need much water or daily watering. Therefore, as long as you try not to water in the hours where the sun shines the most, you can water them. Carefully, without excessive pressure so as not to hurt them.
- The lawn, the other example we gave you, is grass. And, therefore, it is watered taking into account the factors of light, maintenance, climate, humidity, etc. Very important. Because despite the fact that its maintenance itself is simple, it is careful. If it gets too wet, it rots. If it is not watered enough, it dries up and yellow spots appear until it withers and dies.
- If it gets flooded due to too much water pressure or excessive humidity, it also gets damaged and, above all, waters it when the sun begins to go down or early in the morning, when the sun is not yet there. If it is watered when very hot and sunny, it will burn. For these cases, the most suitable irrigation is the thickness. On the one hand, it makes maintenance much easier. You program it and him only waters at times and when necessary. Water all parts equally and with the right amount of water without damaging the grass surface. If you do it with a hose, take into account the pressure. Let it be like when it rains light.
- The ideal time to water the plants in the garden (regardless of where you live) is always better, when the sun is either not at its maximum splendor or else, it is leaving or the sunset appears. Therefore, it is best to water in the early morning or late afternoon.
- The reason why it is more advisable to water at these times and, for example, not in the morning or at noon when the sun beats down the most and is strongest is for the following: on the one hand, when watering with the soil from the pot or the soil it is very hot or with the heat of the day, if it is watered, the humidity is not maintained and it evaporates. Therefore, it could be the case that after a few hours or even late in the afternoon, on the same day, the plants are dry again.
- On the other hand, watering and wetting the leaves with that heat can cause a serious problem since the leaves are burned and the problem is more common than it seems. The leaves remain yellow, brown… they burn. And even worse, when the roots burn from the heat.
- Saving water and avoiding puddles is possible by avoiding it and having ideas such as placing plates, pots with water tanks, etc. A cheap idea that everyone can do at home without spending money on pots is to put a tray, plates, and reuse plastic plates from ready meals, etc.
- You can use this trick: water the plant and place the tray just below the pot. In this way, the water that may fall instead of being lost, will remain collected and will serve to keep the plant hydrated and moist. Be careful, but in small quantities do not overdo it with an excess of water because it can rot the root and the entire plant. In addition, with water it is more likely that pests, mold, bugs… and the weakening of the plant appear.
What do you need:
- A hose.
- To sprinkler.