Watering Guide

Practice Healthy Watering and Your Plants Will Thank You

To keep your plants healthy, it is important to allow the soil to dry between each watering. We want the roots to grow vertically deeper into the soil where water is stored rather than horizontally near the surface where the water evaporates away. Before watering, check to see if the topsoil is still moist. If it is, it is not time to water yet.

When it is time to water, make sure you water deeply and thoroughly. We want water to be stored deep in the ground to encourage deeper root growth. Only watering enough to wet the topsoil will encourage shallow roots which will be a problem during the hot summer afternoons.

It is important to water your plants in the morning or evening when it is not too hot or too cold. The cold water during the peak hours of 1 pm - 4 pm during a hot summer afternoon can shock the roots of the plants and cause damage. That water will also evaporate too quickly and leave your plants with very little water. If the temperature are cold during watering, the soil will stay wet for too long and cause over-watering, root rot, and cold damage to your plants.

Here is a simple guide to help you get started with your watering, but remember to always check whether your plants need to be watered before doing so. 

DURING WET AND COLD WEATHER

Rainy Weathers

Heavy to Light Rain
50°F - 70°F with Rain
0 Watering / Week

 

 DURING COLD WEATHER

Cloudy WeatherCloudy without Rain
50°F - 65°F without rain
1 Watering / Week
Late Morning to Late Afternoon
10 am - 4 pm

DURING WARMER WEATHER

Mostly CloudyMostly Cloudy
65°F - 75°F 
2 - 3 Watering / Week
Early Morning OR Late Afternoon
7 am - 10 am OR 5 pm - 7 pm

Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny
75°F - 85°F 
3 - 5 Watering / Week
Early Morning OR Late Afternoon
7 am - 10 am OR 5 pm - 7 pm

DURING HOT WEATHER

Full SunHot and Sunny
85°F - 95°F 
7 Watering / Week
Early Morning OR Late Afternoon
7 am - 10 am OR 6 pm - 8 pm

Heat WaveHeat Wave and Peak Summers
95°F+ 
10 - 14 Watering / Week
Early Morning AND Late Afternoon 
7 am - 10 am AND 6 pm - 8 pm