Smart Watering – The best ways to irrigate your garden during Summer
Summer is here. The heat outside can be unbearable. For your gardens’ plants, too. GreenIQ Irrigation control system helps you by allowing for extra watering on extremely hot days, even when you are away on vacation. Here are a few smart watering tips you can adapt to take care of your garden on extremely hot summer days.
It is better to water occasionally but with plenty of water rather than a little water often. Watering the garden deeply is critical. The water must go down to encourage deep roots and get away from the hot soil surface.
Avoid wetting plant leaves when you can
When you use a sprinklers, it is impossible not to wet the leaves when watering the garden, therefore, water early in the morning so that the foliage will dry early and quickly to minimize disease risk.
Do what you can to keep water in the ground
An organic mulch such as wheat straw, finely ground bark, pine needles, or chopped-up leaves spread on the ground around and under plants is a welcome barrier between the moist soil and the hot sun. A 2-3-cm layer of mulch makes a huge difference in hot weather, acting as a shade cloth to hold in moisture and cool plant roots. Without mulch, the intense sun bakes the soil — and you end up watering the garden even more.
Irrigate in a way that saves water
Water as much as necessary and as little as possible. This can be simplified with a smart irrigation system and with moisture sensor located in the garden bed, on the balcony and on the lawn.