The summer is already here and the rain stops more often. The air flickers in the afternoon hours. The floor gets dusty. The soil cracks from dryness and the plants let their flower heads and leaves hang down exhausted. They are thirsty. And so that the garden looks gorgeous and alive again, you must quench this thirst and often resort to the hose or watering can. And if you buy these garden accessories in colorful, summery colors, you bring a little more freshness into your own garden.
The lawn rather a bit rare, but more persistent irrigate
As with humans and animals, there are specimens in the plant world that are particularly sensitive to heat and drought. Even those plant species that like it really hot and sunny can not last long without water. Especially southern plants and herbs like oleander or basil have an almost insatiable thirst. Plants that are in shady places in the garden do not dry out as quickly as potted plants. A good tip: A layer of pebbles on the ground protects against dehydration. For buckets and boxes you will find on the market special helpful water storage systems that collect and store excess irrigation water at the bottom of the vessel. The roots are not permanently in the water, because the required amount of water is released slowly. There are also special irrigation controls, which are attached to the faucet and regulate the water supply to the plants. Even drip systems are well suited for the holiday season and replace the dear neighbor in planting.
The potted garden usually needs to be watered more often
Most of the time you can tell the plants how high their demand for water is. In large, thick leaves, the water also evaporates due to its large surface area. Therefore, such plant species need a lot of water in the summer. Small, firm or fleshy leaves can store better moisture. The soil also plays a part here because it has a decisive importance on how much water is necessary for the planted species. Heavy earth can store water much better than sandy ones. The potted garden usually needs to be watered more often. It is also good to know that natural materials such as clay and terracotta evaporate the water more easily than plastic containers.
It is important to water the plants either early in the morning or in the late afternoon
It is important to water the plants either early in the morning or in the late afternoon, because in the blazing midday sun, the drops of water are like small glasses, which is harmful to the plants. For the green lawn applies: rather less rare and but perennial irrigate, because that strengthens the turf roots. So the garden survives the dry summertime until the rain comes again.
For buckets and boxes can be found on the market special water storage systems
Faucet for the garden
Drip systems are very economical and effective
Drip systems are very suitable for the holiday season
Garden accessories in colorful, summery colors bring freshness to the garden