As temperatures rise, the soil warms up and the plants slowly and gradually resume their growth. Some choose to bloom, others instead fill with leaves while the animals welcome the most colorful season of the year: spring.
During these three months, the garden and the pots will need us to provide them with water, but not as much as they will need in summer. Controlling irrigation is not always easy, but that does not have to worry you. After reading this article you will know when and how to water the plants in spring.
When do you have to water them?
You might think that the best time to water the plants is early in the morning, before the sun has finished peeking over the horizon, but I I recommend that you do it in the afternoonand I’ll tell you why: although it is true that during the spring the sun is still not very intense, when watering in the afternoon, for example at six, the roots will have about 15-18 hours to be able to absorb all the water they need ; On the other hand, if it is watered in the morning, it will barely have 8 or 9 hours.
In addition, at the beginning of the season the land can be kept moist for several days (it will depend on the climate in our area and where we have the plants), but as summer approaches it will dry out more quickly, so that we will have to water more often. If we get used to doing it in the afternoon, which is when we have to water during the hottest season, the plants will always have water available.
How to water the plants in spring?
In order for the plants to have such precious water, it is necessary to water in such a way that only the soil is moistened, and not the plants. There are two ways to do it:
- Placing a plate under them and filling it with water: it is the most suitable way to water carnivorous and semi-aquatic plants, since they need a lot of humidity. In the case of using it for other plants, the excess water must be removed 30-40 minutes after watering.
- Direct the watering can to the ground and water: it is the most recommended way to water the rest of the plants.
However, it will be useless if we water in the correct way if the frequency is not adequate. In other words: whether we water a lot or a little, the plant will have a hard time. Therefore, we must check the humidity of the earth, and for that we can do several things:
- Introduce a thin wooden stick: if when you take it out it comes out practically clean, it will be time to water.
- Use a moisture meter: it will tell us instantly what degree of humidity there is. To be more reliable, we must introduce it in other areas: near the main stem, near the edge.
- Take the pot before watering and again after a few days: wet soil weighs more than when it is dry, so we can be guided by that to know when we have to give water to our plant.
Have these tips been helpful to you?