During the summer, it is normal to increase the watering of our plants so that they can withstand the long days of heat that await them for several months. However, irrigation does not mean watering the plants at any time, as each plant requires different amounts of water and there are better times than others to water during the summer. Depending on the characteristics of your grass, plants, or your lifestyle, there are watering systems that may suit you better than others. Keep reading this post to solve some of the doubts about how to water your plants in summer.
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What time do I water in the summer?
When it’s hot, it’s best to water in the early morning, when the sun is not yet high and the ambient temperature is not too high. That first shot of water will give your plants the energy they need to perform their metabolic activity during the long, hard hours of sunshine to come. In the same way, as there is not so much temperature or direct incidence of the sun, the evaporation of water is minimal, so not a drop is wasted and the use of water is maximum for your plants.
Do I water all my plants the same?
Not at all, each plant gets its own water. We already know that each plant has its own particularities and that even if in summer we increase the frequency or intensity of watering, we must give each plant its own amount of water in proportion. Cactus, vines, bushes and most aromatic plants, for example, need little water even in summer, although we will increase the amount we give them in each watering. Other plants require you to spray water on their leaves daily and others more sensitive to high temperatures will require more frequent watering. So you know, even if you increase the amount of water in each watering, do it proportionally to each plant.
How often do I water my plants?
It depends on many things, such as the type of substrate each plant has. Also, remember that having a plant in a pot, and therefore with less substrate, you should water them more often, since having less substrate will retain less humidity, so the roots will finish with the water reserves sooner. Similarly, the size of the pot also influences the retention of humidity and therefore also the frequency of watering. So, try to ensure that the substrate of your plants is always moist but always avoid waterlogging. A great solution to always maintain optimal conditions is the use of automatic watering, especially useful when we are away from home for a few days on holiday. This type of watering allows a maximum use of water, without wasting anything and always maintaining ideal conditions for our plants or lawn.
At Agrojardín, you can comment your doubts about watering in summer with our professionals, including your questions about automatic watering. Also, remember that we have everything you need for the perfect maintenance of your plants or garden 😉