Summer plant care: 101

It’s Warm out there!

While it may seem natural to water plants frequently throughout the summer, it’s more important to pay attention quality than quantity. If you are watering multiple times a day, there’s a good chance you may be over doing it.

Instead… here are some tips on how to water in the summer months.

1. Think cool.

While we often think about watering in the heat of the afternoon… shake of that immediate impulse to reach for the hose. For maximum impact, water in the early morning or in the evening. This allows for the plants to soak up that H2O. If you water in the middle of the day, you run the risk of the water evaporating before ever reaching your plant!

2. Be thorough.

Make sure to be thorough in your watering. It’s very important to make sure your plants are fully saturated. This will help you increase the time between watering. When watering, slow and steady wins the race. This prevents runoff and allows water to penetrate deeply into the soil.

3. How do I know when to water?

We’re glad you asked. Take a handful of soil, and if you can feel the moisture, then there’s no need to water. If it’s dry… give that plant a drink!

Don’t forget about the free fertilizer

At Wasson Nursery, we’ve got free fertilizer for those who bring their own jugs for a fill up! Stop by and get the same stuff we use on our own plants! See you at the nursery!

 

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