How To Water Plants Right Way

March 12th, 2011  |  Published in TIPS  |  1 Comment

Time matters: The best time of the day to water plants is early morning before the temperature begins to rise. This gives the plants a good supply of water to face the heat of the day. At this time, the wind is also calm and thus reduced evaporation. So make it a practice to water all your plants first thing in the morning.

Dusk Trouble: Never water your plants during the evening time or worse still during the night time. Watering in the evening can lead to fungal infection in the leaves and root rot due to moist soil. Also, never use too cold or hot water as it can be bad for the plants and lead to rotting of the stems.

Water Level: You can check the water level of your plant by simply placing your finger on the soil surface and by applying slight pressure. This way you can determine if the soil is wet or dry. Wet soil is spongy while hard soil indicates lack of moisture. Make sure that the soil is neither too spongy nor wet or too hard. There should be a perfect balance to ensure optimum plant health.

Type Wise: Each plant has a different intake of water. Some require watering once a week, others need it daily. Check on the type of plant you are tending before soaking them. Also indoor plants need less water than outdoor plants so consult a horticulturist to ensure the daily water requirements of your plants.


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