Flopro Guide to Watering Your Garden
Everyone wants a beautiful, lush garden, and as keen gardeners, we know this takes lots of nurturing and patience.
One of the key elements of gardening is ensuring the garden is well hydrated. With different types of plant, soil and conditions this is not a simple as blanket watering everything the same way. Here, The experts at Flopro offer helpful advice in this guide to successful watering.
During the sunny summer months, plants should be watered early in the morning to avoid evaporation loss during the day. On hot summer days, you may find you are watering morning and evening.
Generally, a lower frequency and higher volume of watering is best - give your plants a good soaking, instead of a light drop more often, so the water soaks down and encourages the plants to grow deep roots.
Plants Requiring Extra Water
Containers and hanging baskets dry out much more quickly than garden beds and borders, so if you only have a few minutes to devote to watering, it’s best to focus on these. Plants in direct sunlight will also need more water.
Anything you have planted this year needs a little more TLC watering wise. Until plants become more established, they require more care and a good soaking a few times a week. If you love getting your hands dirty, check the feel of the soil or use a moisture meter.
Keeping new trees and shrubs watered correctly in the early months and years will encourage root growth and pay dividends in the future.
How to Water
You should water your plants directing the water flow to the base of the plant. Don’t soak the leaves as this encourages disease whilst thirsty roots may miss out.
When you are directing your water flow at the base of a plant, ensure you move the water around the plant as watering on one side all the time may result in uneven growth. Let the water sink down into the soil then repeat two or three times until the water no longer goes down quickly.
Looking after a lawn in the scorching summer months can be a full-time job. A watering / sprinkler system with extensive coverage will make short work of watering beds, lawns and borders in larger gardens.
Don’t cut your lawn too short, or brown patches can occur as the sun scorches it. Water occasionally, but allow for the lawn to be soaked when you do so moisture reaches the roots.
When you are looking to keep beds, borders, baskets and seeds watered and nourished you automatically choose the best tools for the job. The same should be the case with watering.
The Flopro Professional range has been developed to provide serious gardeners with all the tools they need to effectively and stylishly keep a garden large or small hydrated. It encompasses hoses, carts, reels, connectors and accessories. The whole range is compatible with other brands and hoses and connectors are leak-free. Hoses come with a reassuring lifetime guarantee and are anti-twist, anti-kink and crushproof, so you know each season you can bring out your reliable Flopro watering solution.
Find a range of Flopro products for successful watering at Hillier Garden Centres