Summer and watering go hand in hand and, as temperatures heat up, watering in the right spot at the right time is essential. Here are some simple tips for keeping on top of the watering this summer.
When and where: The best practice is to water early in the morning or late afternoon; it is not recommended to water late at night as fluctuating temperatures can cause fungus to breed. Watering in the morning, or around 4pm also ensures you won’t lose this precious resource to evaporation. Concentrate watering evenly around the base of the plants roots rather than the foliage.
Mulch: Use mulch to help conserve moisture. In summer mulch blocks sunlight from reaching the soil and therefore helps keep the soil moist. Mulch is also important to help keep a consistent soil temperature, this is especially important with fruiting crops such as tomatoes.
Take the time: Use enough water to sufficiently reach the deeper roots of the plant. Water needs a moment to seep into the soil, so water each plant then, when the water has soaked in, water again.
Irrigation: Have you considered installing an efficient and easy automated irrigation system that will take the hassle out of watering the lawn and garden for years to come? With an irrigation system, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your garden will be getting the right amount of water at the right time of day. It’s the ideal for this time of year, with an irrigation system ensuring your garden will be watered correctly while you are away on summer holidays.
Get in the experts: With so much to consider, including the influence your water pressure will have on your irrigation system, getting the experts in can save a lot of time and stress. The Oderings Landscaping team takes all the variables into consideration and can install a personalised system that meets the specific needs of your garden.
Get in touch with the Oderings Landscaping team to ensure you have an irrigation system that gives your garden great coverage with the right amount of water and meets your budget.