Many new gardeners are surprised to learn that watering a garden isn’t always easy. Watering involves so much more than simply pouring water onto a plant or its soil. Watering can take time and it’s crucial to make sure every plant has sufficient water.
This article will guide you through some of the easiest ways to water your garden. If you want to make watering a breeze read on.
Misting Your Plants
If you have ferns if your garden you may want to consider misting them. Using a garden mister is relatively easy. All that you need to do is ensure that the fern’s leaves have had enough moisture.
Some of the benefits of using a garden mister include:
- Improved growth as ferns love air full of moisture
- Healthier ferns
- Less dust on the foliage as a result of the misting
Misting plants tends to be an easy method to use. Ideally, it should be used in addition to watering the soil.
Gradual Water Flow
It’s possible to find equipment that can help you to gradually water plants. For example, leaky hoses can be ideal if you want to water plants intermittently. They’re also ideal if you have a big garden.
Another gradual water flow method involves using a plastic bottle. Poke some holes around the bottle’s neck and fill the bottle with water. Turn the bottle upside down and place it next to a plant. The water will gradually make its way out of the bottle and into the soil.
Using A Hose
Without a doubt, using a hose is one of the easiest ways to water your garden. A hose offers a simple, yet effective watering method.
However, watering your garden is not always as easy as you think.
Ideally, you will give your plants a sufficient amount of water.
Many people assume a quick squirt with a hose is enough.
Some plants need more than a quick squirt, they need a good amount of water. So much so that the soil should be soaking wet.
Using A Watering Can
Using a watering can is a good way to water if you don’t have or need a hose.
Be sure to add the “rose” attachment to the watering can so that:
- You don’t water just one area of the plant
- You don’t damage the plant or soil by pouring a lot of water on it
Making It Fun
If you have a large garden or you want to encourage young children to water it, here’s something you can do. Cut some holes in some small plastic bottles. Fill the bottles with water. Let your little ones squirt water over some plants and into the soil.
During the warmer months, frequent watering can make life easier. It can help to ensure your plants are less likely to suffer from a lack of water. Additionally, it means that you won’t have to spend a lot of time every day watering.
Just make sure you know how much water your plants need. If you’re in any doubt, do your research.
How To Tell If Your Plants Need Watering
It can be hard to tell if your plants need watering. However, there is a relatively simple method that you can use:
- Stick a finger into the soil surrounding a plant so the 1st half of your finger is covered
- Remove your finger from the soil
- If there is damp soil on your finger, the plant does not need watering
- If there is no soil on your finger, the plant will need to be watered
You can use this method for plants in pots and plants in the ground.
Use a Plastic Pipe To Help Water Trees And Shrubs
When you water trees and shrubs, some of the water will evaporate away. However, placing a plastic pipe in the ground can help.
Place a pipe that’s at least 3 inches long and a few inches away from the tree or shrub. Pour some water into the pipe so that more of it reaches the roots.
You can still water the surface of the soil, should you wish to. However, this method can be ideal if you want to encourage your trees and shrubs to grow well.
Use the above tips to help you to water your garden with ease. Watering does not need to be a big deal. You can make it so much easier on yourself, even if you have a large garden.