Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Water, Water, Water

Yea, it’s dry. As I have said before trees, shrubs, evergreens and lawn all need about one inch of water per week. That one inch of water should be delivered at one time and not multiple times during the week. One deep watering creates stronger, deeper and healthier root systems. If you have heavy clay soil or very sandy soils, you may have to water more or less. One inch of water per week is what most soils need. Water in the early morning or early evening. Avoid mid-day and late evening watering. If you water during the heat of the day, much of it evaporates. Watering into the evening leaves the plants wet all night. If we have hot and humid weather, leaving the plants wet all night can lead to bacterial and fungal problems.
For more information on watering, click here.

Make your day a good one.

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