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Summer Watering Guide

Following this summer watering guide to help your plants thrive!

Summer Watering Guide

Watering in the summer is essential because the higher temperatures and increased sunlight lead to faster evaporation, causing the soil to dry out more quickly. To ensure your plants stay healthy and hydrated during the summer months, follow these guidelines for when to water:

Early Morning: The best time to water in the summer is early in the morning, preferably before 10 a.m. During this time, the temperatures are cooler, and the sunlight is not as intense, which allows the plants to absorb water efficiently before the heat of the day sets in.

Late Afternoon/Evening: If watering in the morning is not possible, the next best option is late afternoon or early evening, after 4 p.m. By this time, the sun's intensity starts to decrease, and the air temperature begins to cool down. Watering in the late afternoon or evening allows the plants to replenish their moisture levels after a hot day and prevents water loss due to evaporation.

Avoid Midday Watering: Avoid watering during the hottest part of the day, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Watering during this period can lead to significant water loss through evaporation, and water droplets on the leaves may act as magnifying glasses, potentially causing damage to the plant tissues.

Consider Plant Needs: While early morning and late afternoon are generally the best times for watering, you should also consider the specific needs of your plants. Some plants may require more frequent watering and may benefit from an additional watering during the hottest part of the day if they show signs of wilting or stress.

Observe the Soil: Pay attention to the soil moisture level by feeling the top inch of the soil with your finger. If it feels dry, it's time to water. However, avoid watering too frequently or allowing the soil to stay constantly wet, as it can lead to root rot and other issues.

Mulch: Applying a layer of organic mulch around your plants can help retain soil moisture, reduce evaporation, and keep the soil cooler during hot summer days.

Water Deeply: When you water, make sure to water deeply, so the water reaches the root zone of the plants. This encourages deep root growth and makes the plants more resilient to heat stress.

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