How Watering the Container Garden
Like a human being, if people want to live and grow, they need food and water. So is your plant in the container garden, they need food and water to live and grow. The Plants in the container have very limited soil, it is essential to maintain them with proper watering and fertilizing.
Recognize and understand the type of your plants in the container. Different type of plant requires a different amount of water. Some plants prefer dry soil, but some of them prefer moist.
It is not easy to estimate how much water should be given in the container garden, especially when it’s summer.
You should note that the soil in the pots will dry more quickly if compared to the ground at the place of origin.
Give water on your plants early morning, when the temperature is cooler. Do not wait until the sunrise, because water will evaporate more quickly in the day. It is useless watering when the air is hot and dry due to water will evaporate. Your plants require more water on sunny days with low humidity. Spread mulch on the top layer of the soil, to prevent water evaporation
Furthermore, here are tips that can reduce common errors on watering the plant:
- Target in the zone of the root. Never forget that it’s the roots that need access to water, not the leaves. Wetting the foliage is a waste of water and can promote the spread of disease. To be watered efficiently, use the right tool such as soaker hoses. It can make you focus on the root zone.
- Water only when needed. Use your finger to check the soil condition in the container. Is it dry or moist? Too much or too little water can be damaging to plants. If the leaves on the plants are moist, gives them time to dry out. It’s good for the plant to protect them from diseases. When the rainfall season come, make sure you reduce the frequency of watering your plants.
To make sure how much water is needed by your plants you can have an equipment like moisture gauges. With this equipment, you water only when the plants absolutely need water. It will keep your plant in the container healthy.