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Saving Water in the Garden During the Warm Weather
We all wish for a long, hot summer but your garden may not appreciate this so much. During the hot weather, gardens require a lot of water. A a lot of water ends up being wasted. There are many ways in which you can ensure that your garden gets the water it needs to grow the plants without necessarily having to water it so much. This write-up will give you some tips on how to go about this.
A common mistake made in gardening is watering in the wrong way. Therefore, the first step in ensuring that your garden does not need a lot of watering is learning how to do it right. The the biggest mistake you can make when watering the plants by lightly sprinkling the water over the plants. One is advised to water the plants at the roots. Doing it from the top has three disadvantages. Firstly, the moisture on the leaves attracts fungus which exposes the plants to fungus infections. Also, small droplets on the leaves may burn the leaves since they act like magnifying glass. Lastly, the water ends up evaporating before it reaches the roots.
One way of saving water while gardening is skilfully aligning containers and pots together. This helps reduce water loss since the transpiration from the leaves generates a humid microclimate all over the grouped containers and pots. Another way of maintaining the water within the soil, is mulching. Mulching is an important practice for any garden. Mulching requires you to place a thick layer of manure on top of the soil. Mulching is effective in ensuring that weed growth is suppressed, that water remains in the soil since there is no evaporation. Consequently, mulching your garden during summer will ensure that you do not use as much water while at the same time ensuring that your plants satisfied.
Any a good farmer should always consider using a garden reticulation system. With a garden reticulation system, you get to establish control over the watering process of your garden by ensuring there is optimal water usage at all time. Garden reticulation systems also help in preserving the soil structure as well as nutrients. Having a water reticulation system also means that you need to know the best time to water the plants. The two most opportune time to water your garden is during the morning and in the evening. Water management is important since water is a scarce resource. The best way to go about this is to make sure that you reduce your water usage during the hot summer. While it is not always easy to do the right thing, it is my belief that you can save a lot of water while letting your plants to flourish.