Plant watering tips

When you bring a new plant into your home, it is so important to make sure that its needs are met. One of which being water. Like so many things in life – too much or too little can be detrimental. Of course, it’s not always easy to find that perfect balance. Here are some essential plant watering tips that you should always follow.

Seasonal changes

One of the main factors that will influence your plant watering routine is the weather. During the warmer months, there is a higher rate of evaporation which means that you will need to water more often. Of course, in the winter, you will not need to water as often because the soil will not dry out as quickly.

Over watering

One of the easiest mistakes to make when it comes to plant watering is having an overzealous attitude. If you water too much or too often, it can result in the soil becoming too wet and this causes roots to rot. Once this process of decay begins, there is no going back and the plant will eventually die. A good tip to remember is to insert your finger into the soil and feel if it is dry below just the surface. If not, give it another couple of days before checking again.

Drying out

If you neglect to water your plant, it will also have a negative effect on the health of the plant. The plant will start to wilt as it dries out. If you notice wilting leaves and the soil is dry, you should water right away and you should see the plant perk up within a few hours.

When planning your plant watering schedule, you should always take into account the types of plants you are growing. For example, hydrangeas will need to be watered more frequently than cacti or succulents.