Too many Austin gardeners rely on once-a-week sprinkling to take care of their plants and flowers. This is especially dangerous in summer and during those times of the year (early spring and fall in particular) when most seeds are sown and adequate moisture is critical to plant/flower survival.
Light sprinkling rarely provides established plants with all the water they need. This is because sprinkling only wets the soil to a depth of about one inch and the roots of most plants reach much deeper than this. Even planted seeds need more water to help with the germination process.
Soaking is better
You’re far more likely to experience gardening success by giving your plants and flowers (including seedlings) a weekly soaking to a depth of 5 or 6 inches. This allows moisture to penetrate more completely to the roots. The very best method you can use is drip irrigation, which works by slowly releasing water through a perforated pipe or hose.
Watering too much is as bad as watering too little. Both can cause established plants and those in the process of development to die. Once you have watered to a proper depth level, wait a week before watering again.
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