Proper Plant Watering

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Plant Care and Landscape Maintenance

If you live in Richmond Virginia you know what type of summers we have. Here are a few tips how to properly water your plants during the summer’s sweltering heat.

First, remember plants are just like people. When it gets hot they dehydrate to. Planting can take place virtually at any time of the year so long as proper techniques are used.  During the hot summer months properly watering your shrubs and plants to avoid damage from dry soil and hot temperatures is a MUST!

Proper Tree Watering - BCLS Landscape ServicesWatering trees. shrubs and plants cannot be forgotten during the summertime, period! This holds especially true if they have been planted this year or last year. The plentiful rains of spring usually end by mid-June and from then on, the homeowner is responsible for the irrigation of the property’s trees and shrubs. This can be done by adding a professional irrigation system with drip-irrigation; or a well-placed garden hose. It doesn’t matter which route you decide to follow – just be sure you’re watering!

During the summer, a deep watering of trees, shrubs and plants once a week is necessary. This can be accomplished simply by putting a garden hose on low and letting it rest around the base of the shrub or plant for a few minutes, allowing the water to slowly penetrate the soil and sink deep into the root system. Doing this should keep the soil around the shrub moist enough for the week and help ensure that the shrub remains healthy throughout the summer. Be sure not to have the water pressure too high as it will just run off, especially if the soil is very dry. Remember, this is extremely important for newly planted or transplanted shrubs!

If you give your shrubs and plants a deep watering once a week, they’ll come through summer healthy and looking just great. Don’t let a little summer plant stress, stress you out…just like people our landscape plants are pretty resilient and will sometimes amaze you how this will return to life after a long hot summer.

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