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Watering Tips for Garden and Landscape Plants
One of the most misunderstood tasks that a gardener faces is the problem of watering. God only knows the number of plants that I have killed with too much watering or allowed to die with too little watering. Whether you live in a wet or tropical climate or a very dry one, watering can be a challenge. The key is that you have to support plant growth during times when water is critically needed. Water stress during one part of the year can cause severe problems during the rest of the year due to disease susceptibility and/or increased insects.
Water Loss From Soil
Then there is transpiration. This is the process by which a plant loses water through it's own leaves. This process is necessary for the plant to grow. Consider your trees. A large tree can lose hundreds of gallons of water a day in the summer because of transpiration (think of it as perspiration). So this water has to be replaced and is most commonly done by precipitation or irrigation.
The Relationships of Soil-Water-Air
But then, on the other hand, there is the problem of too little water, which does not allow the roots to replace water lost through transpiration. Roots can dry up and die. The top growth begins to show abnormal symptoms. So you can kill a plant by too much water or not enough.
Heavy clay soils (like I have) are much more likely to be overwatered than light soils. But then light sandy soils are drought susceptible and tend to be underwatered. Light soils allow the water to penetrate deeper and quickler, but they dry out more often. Heavy soils are slower to allow penetration but also dry out more slowly.
So what's a good rule of thumb? Well, you want to fill the entire root zone with water and then allow the soil to dry out partially before the next irrigation occurs. Naturally nothing is easy. The amount of drying time depends on the species and size of the plant. You can allow large trees and shrubs to dry several inches down in the soil before you re-water. If you have a small plant or a newbie, you need to water before very much soil has dried out.
So naturally you need to become familiar with how long it takes the root zones of your plants to become completely moistened. Then you need to knw how deep you can allow the soil to dry before your plants show stress and need rewatering. Quick, light sprinkling will NOT do the job of wetting the entire root zone.
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