Tips for watering your garden

When watering your garden, especially pots and containers, be sure to get the water in at base level, watering the soil not the leaves. This more targeted approach will help your plant develop good, strong roots and by keeping the surrounding ground dry, the soil will become less hospitable to weeds.

When and how often should I water?

When watering your garden, especially pots and containers, be sure to get the water in at base level, watering the soil not the leaves. This more targeted approach will help your plant develop good, strong roots and by keeping the surrounding ground dry, the soil will become less hospitable to weeds.

Your variables to consider:

1. Soil Type: Sandy Soil – Holds less water than clay. Will dry out faster. – Water more often
Clay Soil – Holds moisture longer (meaning danger of over-watering) – water less often

2. Weather : This is commonsense – water more during hot, dry spells and less during wet ones. On hot days, water pot plants and bedding plants twice a day – early morning before it gets too hot, and after sunset.

3. Plants: Larger plants and newly planted plants need regular water.
Vegetables, bedding plants and many perennials need frequent watering, some daily because they have shallow root systems.

Products that make life easier

We stock a wide range of products by Gardena to help keep your garden beautifully irrigated.From water lances, sprayers, spray guns and nozzles, right through to hoses, sprinklers, water controls and micro drip systems. Take a closer look at some of the range:

Want some help working out how much to water your garden? Talk to one of our experts; tell us what soil you have, what plants you have and what direction your garden faces and we can advise. It’s always good to see pictures too, so either send them to us by email, or call in for a chat!

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