Misconceptions about watering

Misconceptions about watering

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All gardeners dream of eternally green lawns and ever-exuberant flowers. Unless you live in an ideal climate where softness and humidity combine naturally, you cannot do without regular watering. Watering must moisten the soil deeply but it must not flood it on the surface. Therefore avoid packing the earth at the foot of the plants. Water gently to keep all its flexibility and permeability to the ground. Hoe the soil around the plants between two waterings to facilitate water absorption. Avoid repeated surface watering which causes the roots to spread out on the wet surface, making them vulnerable to drought. Never wet flowers or flowers in direct sunlight to avoid burning them. In addition, some plants, such as tomatoes or roses, should never have their foliage wet, this promotes certain diseases. Take into account the nature of your soil. If it is sandy and permeable, it requires frequent watering, scarce but almost daily. Conversely, if it is clay or heavy, its impregnation requires abundant but less frequent watering.

When to water and how?

- In the early morning, to avoid the evaporation of water caused by the sun or the heat of the soil in the evening. - If you water during the day or in the evening, be sure to pour the water at the base of the plants only. - Do not water with too high a flow, you would cause a runoff and therefore a waste. Our practical gardening videos