Understanding When To Water Plants

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The number of trees we get to see in our surroundings is decreasing at a very skeptical rate with every passing year. This has in turn increased the need for domestic gardening with whatever little space we get in or around our homes. As a result of this new forms of gardening is like vertical gardens, terrace gardening, balcony gardens are emerging as the favourite of the urban  crowd. Be it any kind of gardening, recipe, watering is undoubtedly the most important ingredient. Followed in the article is the various parts of the day when you can water your garden to safeguard the plants as well as ensure they stay healthy for a longer duration.

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At the break of the dawn

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Most of the scientific studies conducted have validated early mornings to be the best time for watering the plants. And this is definitely supported by a good reason, according to which, when watered early in the morning the plants get a chance to dry off as the sun goes up the horizon by the afternoon. This also ensures proper absorption of the required amount of water and the excess amount dries quickly helping in the prevention of fungal diseases that may attack the plants.

The cocktail hours or breezy nights

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If you are a resident of one of those metropolitan cities where mornings are about catching the local trains or buses to reach the workplace in time and so cannot afford take time to water your little green bunches of happiness in the morning, then the late afternoon or early evenings are the solution for you. These are often stated as the second best time of the day to water any plants. While usually evening water is discouraged, they are still preferred over watering during the middle of the day. If you can take time out during a breezy or windy night to water your plants, they will definitely be in more advantage as the wind will help to dry the excess water quickly.

Yearlong maintenance

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It is very important to bring in variation sin your watering technique depending on the climatic conditions that keeps changing throughout the year in whichever region you live. Definitely the plants will not require much water during the rainy season. But it is just the opposite during the summers.Try some best low light houseplant to grow indoor.

One thing you must know is that daytime watering, especially during summers is frowned upon by most of the gardening enthusiasts. One of the reasons for this is that most of the water you give to the plants will quickly evaporate and hence you will  be required to provide extra water.

IT is the best for your plants to keep them away from daytime watering. But if that is all the choice you are left with, then leave a hose running at a moderate trickle around the base of your plants for about 30 minutes or so. Especially when you have thirsty plants exhibiting the signs of drought stress, concentrate on the base while watering and give them longer drink than the normal looking plants.

Keep them happy and healthy

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Watering and taking good care of the plants in your garden is as important as deciding to have a garden. Some of the methods you can use for effective watering are using hose, irrigation bag, drip feeder hose, recycling rainwater, underground sprinkler and more. Take good care of your plants as they will make your stay on the planet a  more comfortable, healthier and happier one!

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