Landsberg Gardens

On watering

Barbara LandsbergComment

A quick tip on watering your garden: pay attention to what you are doing.  Waving the hose about, spraying everything with a nice, light shower is both barely helpful for the plant and a great waste of time and water.  Water sprayed about lightly does not penetrate to the roots of a plant, it mostly sits on the leaves and surface of the soil or mulch and then evaporates.  

If you are going to water, pay attention; aim a steady flow of water to the roots of each plant for enough time for the water to sink deeply into the soil around the root system - this could be several seconds per plant.  If you water each plant long and deep, you will only need to water every few days rather than every day. 

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