Time to Water
With the hot week expected, we just wanted to to give you all a quick reminder to protect your plants during the long hot days of summer. While we’re not technically in a drought right now, the state of Connecticut is considered to be ‘abnormally dry’ in terms of average precipitation, with more heat expected during the week. So how do you protect your plants? Simple: Water, water, water!
To make it easy, we’ve complied an easy list of Watering Tips :
- Early morning is the best time to water. If you water during the heat of the day, half of the water can be lost due to evaporation. Also by watering in the morning, it gives the plant time to absorb the water and dry the leaf making them less susceptible to plant diseases and heat scorch (where the plant actually burns from the water sitting on the leaf)
- Any plantings that are under large trees, although protected from the sun will dry out due to the fact that trees are drinking up most if not all of the water in the soil.
- Even toward the end of summer, with cooler temperatures and rain on the way, it’s important to remember to apply some recovery nutrients to replenish what was used by the plant during this stressful period. We have a full line of plant fertilizers and the team at Van Wilgen’s can help choose the right product for your specific need.
For additional information be sure to reference our Watering Guide.