As the summer heat keeps on increasing, keep your landscape from turning scrawny and yellow. Here are 5 tips on how to keep your landscape lush and green without racking up a high water bill.
- Keep a watering schedule.
It’ll be harder to forget watering your plants if you do it on schedule. Also note that potted plants need more watering than ground plants. To know if your potted plant needs watering, observe if the top soil is already dry.
- Take note of your plants’ water requirements.
Just like their sun requirements, plants have different watering requirements. Some only require once a week of watering while others may need daily watering. If you’re still in the process of planting new ones this summer, it’s best to choose those which have low water requirements.
- Potted Plants in Rainwater Position
Do you have spots where rainwater is sure to hit the most? Make sure to re-arrange your plant’s position so that it’ll catch the most water and quench its thirst.
- Install timed sprinklers or drip irrigation.
Timed sprinklers give you more time to do other gardening stuff and helps keep your lawn green. Sprinklers are best for plants in the ground rather than potted plants as the containers and pots get most of the spray rather than plants.
Drip irrigation is a more sophisticated watering system that directly waters your plants and areas. Instead of a sprinkler that aims to spread water as far and wide as possible, drip irrigation have custom spouts placed strategically for plants.
- Cut off any drying fruits, stems, boughs, or blooms.
These flowers, fruits, and branches that are way past their prime are only competing for scarce water resource against the other healthy living parts of the plant. This ensures there’s enough water for the rest of your healthy, living and thriving plant.