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How much water you need to apply depends on a lot of
factors: weather conditions, soil type, and of course, the size and type of the
plants are among the most important.
The very best way to water your plants is with a
soaker hose. Plants like arborvitae for instance will be more susceptible to
insect and disease damage if they are drought stressed, so watering thoroughly
is essential to the plant’s survival.
Place the soaker hose at the base of the plant and give them
a long, slow drink. A good test to use to ensure that the roots have enough
water is to take a screwdriver and insert it into the soil near the root
system. If the screwdriver goes into the soil easily enough, you should have
provided enough water.
If you use sprinklers to water larger areas of your garden,
your lawn for instance, the best time to
water is early in the morning. Air movement is usually calmer in the morning
hours so you will lose less water to evaporation.
Watering in the morning also allows time for the leaves to
dry during the day. This will help to prevent some disease problems.
As a general rule, a good inch of water every week will
provide moisture to a deep of 4-6 inches and more into the soil profile. This
is important, because to ensure the long term health of your plants, the roots
need to grow deeply searching for water.
Frequent, shallow watering just encourages the the roots to
stay close to the soil surface which makes them more susceptible to heat and
Place a container near the edge of the sprinkler’s coverage
area so that you can measure how long it takes to get an inch of water down,
then check to make sure the water is soaking in well. If you have an irrigation
system, then you can set the timers to run as long as you need, and at the
Watering plants thoroughly especially in areas where they
are competing with tree roots is very important too. New plants need plenty of
water to get established.