Tips for Watering Lawns and Gardens

“Household water use swells in the summer due to irrigation of lawns and gardens.  When it comes to watering, there are no hard or fast rules. It’s a judgment call that depends on the type of plant, the soil, the weather, the time of year and many other variables. Fortunately, it’s easy to figure out what to do — even for a teenager on a hot summer day. You just need to check the soil.”

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What to Water

You do not need to water everything in the garden, even during hot spells. For example, long-established trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, and hardy perennials with extensive root systems can withstand periods of drought. Established lawns, too, can usually go without extra watering; even brown, parched grass will normally green up again when rain returns. Certain plants, however, might need additional watering…

Read more: https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/planting-and-maintenance/tips-for-watering-lawns-and-gardens

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