Watering your garden properly is a big part of keeping your garden healthy. A garden requires the right amount of water and moisture for growth. Most individuals choose to keep their gardens watered by doing it themselves. Some use a hand held water hose, while others use a water hose that is set to come on at a specific time of the day. The preferred time to water any type of plants is during the morning hours. When plants are watered during the morning hours they have time to adjust to the daily temperatures of the day.
It is important to know the type of plants you are watering and the requirement amount for each; this should be done before applying water to your garden. Individuals also want to take note of the type of climate in which they live. Certain types of climates may require less water because of the rainfall throughout the year. People who live in a dry and hot climate will have to water their plants more frequently. If not the roots of the plants will become dry, and the plants will not survive.
Plants should receive about 1inch of water at the roots each week. Watering plants requires more than just sprinkling or spraying the leaves of the plants. The soil can be tested by taking a handful of soil and squeezing it to see if it is too dry or to saturated. If the soil clings together like clay it is usually just right the right amount of water, but if the soil does not clump together and instead runs between your fingers it is being watered too much. Learning how to properly water your garden can ensure a healthy and bountiful garden.