In midsummer it is often said: “36 degrees and it gets even hotter” … that’s what we already had this year! Some of us sunbathers may be happy about these high temperatures, but our plants in the garden feel powerless and dehydrated. The daily portion of water is especially important on such days. But how do you irrigate properly? When is the optimal time? Which tools can you use?
If you also want a nice fresh garden in the hot season, I have summarized the most important points for you:
THE BEST TIME TO WATER YOUR OUTDOOR PLANTS
Early risers have an advantage here because the best time to water is early in the morning. Between 4 and 5 o’clock in the morning it is the coolest and the evaporation is low. But those who do not want to get out of bed early in the morning and still have a nice garden should be told: with timers many irrigation systems can be conveniently set to the desired time, so you can stay in bed!
A JUICY GREEN LAWN
Who wants a beautiful green carpet in the garden durinig summer, should water in time and extensively. The best is with a lawn sprinkler that runs about 1.5 hours, because only then are the approximately 15 cm deep roots sufficiently supplied with water. When the stalks go to sleep and do not look up when they enter, it’s time to unpack the lawn sprinkler.
Tip: Just put a big drinking glass on the lawn. When the glass is about 1 to 1.5 cm filled, the lawn is sufficiently watered. Do not mow the lawn too much, which makes it more sensitive to drought!
HOW TO WATER YOUR LAWN CORRECTLY
The lawn sprinkler is indeed a convenient way for watering the lawn, but not for the plants in our patches. Speckling leaves can cause fungal attack on sensitive plants such as roses. In addition, remaining drops of water on the leaves can concentrate the sun’s rays like a magnifying glass and burn the plant.
It is therefore best to irrigate the foot of the plants with a garden hose or a watering can to get the water directly to the roots.
WATER YOUR PLANTS REGULARLY
The plants in planters require particularly intensive care, because the roots can not spread as in the bed plants and thus get to water reserves. Therefore, it is important to water the potted plants regularly. It is best to use planters with a hole in the bottom to avoid waterlogging. You should only water when the soil is dry, which you can easily test with your finger.
Tip: To limit the regular watering, we recommend of course one of our watering devices. Whether Bördy, Froggy or Copa – all help the plant to get the necessary amount of water. You can also read how these work in our blog post “How to Bördy”.
If you pay attention to all these small but helpful tips, every garden should be bright and healthy every summer in the summer with envy!
Who knows even more tips and tricks, may you like to share with me and write in the comments. I look forward to your ideas!
Your Maren from the Scheurich-Blog Team.