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Watering 101

Hello gardeners!

With the majority of your hard work in the garden taken care of, it’s all about the maintenance now. Fertilizing, deadheading, weeding, and of course watering! Today we’re talking about effective and efficient watering!

Thank you to everyone who joined our final webinar this morning! We loved chatting with you about plants! To everyone who took part in our Spring Seminar Series, THANK YOU! We’ve met so many passionate and fun gardeners this season and look forward to hearing about your gardening adventures.

From our Watering webinar, here is a copy of Colin’s PowerPoint click here: Watering 101

Let’s get into some highlights from Colin’s presentation!

Plants Use Water For:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Nutrient Absorption
  • Transportation of sugars and amino acids
  • Strengthing the cell wall.

Underwatering

  • More susceptible to pests and diseases
  • Transpiration occurs too fast
  • Water and balanced soil will help.

Overwatering

  • Roots cannot breathe and will cause decay.
  • Balanced soil will help.

Differences in Water

  • Tap Water: Contains minerals. more alkaline, and inhibits uptakes of nutrients.
  • Rainwater: More acidic, no minerals, contains nitrates.

Watering Tools

  • Nozzles / Wands: Versatile, easy to use, efficient.
  • Sprinklers: broad range, loved by birds, sometimes wasteful.
  • Soaker Hose: efficient, lightweight, no versatile.
  • Irrigation System: permanent, expensive, effective.
  • Watering Can: efficient, effective, affordable,
  • Deep Water: effective, good for trees.

Feel free to reach out to us in-store, online, or by phone if you have any gardening questions. We’re here to help you grow!

Happy gardening!

Brandi