Conserving Water In Drought
Conserving water when gardening is a good thing to do no matter if there are water restrictions in your area or not. You can save money and resources by following some very simple tips. Here are some tips on conserving water in your garden or landscape area. The first thing you can do is to choose plants that can tolerate some drought conditions. There are many to choose from in almost any category from herbs to vegetables and even flowers and other plants and trees. The key is to do your research before buying anything. You can also plant the plants and flowers closer together if you can. It will allow for less watering as the soil will be moist enough for all of the surrounding plants and flowers in the area. It will also help keep shade on the ground that will keep the dirt moist and cool, which is always good during the warmer months of the year. Next, take a closer look at when you water your garden each day. You lose less to evaporation if you water in the very early morning hours. It is also the best time to water because the foliage has a chance to dry before the hot sun comes out, which can scorch or burn the foliage. Also, make sure that you are just watering for a few seconds and then moving on. It can cause the roots to form in the first few inches of the soil, rather than becoming deeply rooted. A deep watering is recommended at least once a week. You can also look in soaker hoses or irrigation systems that will take the water right to the plants and flowers, and none will be wasted on any other part of your landscapes such as sidewalks or other things. Most of these even come with a timer! Some have even bought rain barrels and use this water to keep their garden top notch. Applying mulch will also help the soil retain moisture and maintain an adequate temperature. Try these tips to help with water conservation and preservation.
Caring For Annuals
Annuals are plants that only last through one season and are something that you have to replace each year. They need little maintenance and can be easily maintained. Most annuals are designed to be durable and hardy. Here are some tips on caring for annuals in your garden or landscape area. First you want to have gardening routine. A certain time of day that you walk through your garden and make sure all of the plants and flowers are doing fine and nothing needs immediate attention. It Also gives you a chance to check for pests and disease as these can spread quickly if not addressed immediately. Water will be the ultimate thing your annuals need. Most annuals are lush and green and continue to bloom and flower for an entire time they are planted. All of this works requires regeneration and water is the perfect resource. Do deep soakings on the plants and the water will reach the root system that will ultimately reward you with more color and productivity. A thirst quenched plant will do wonders for your garden and will perform a beautiful display of colors and beauty. This also ensures that the plant or flower will not be stressed at all, and this leads to overall better health. You also want to make sure you feed your plants. Giving them, regular plant food will give them the boost they need to become healthier and more colorful, in the long run. One will want to remove the deadheads on your annuals on a regular basis. Removing dead buds and other dead foliage will promote and encourage new growth and blooming on the plant or flower. Some even do a process called pinching that is where you keep the annual’s from getting too tall or big. You pinch off the top of each stem to thwart its growing process and keep it from getting out of control. Try these tips for caring for your annuals, and they are sure to exceed your expectations for longevity and color.