Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Watering in drought conditions...just a good reminder!
Perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs and lawn all need about an inch of water a week to stay green and healthy. But it's best to water once a week, deeply, instead of several times a week, especially in times of drought. This helps the plants to develop deep root systems, as well as lessening water loss through evaporation.
In drought conditions, the least important thing to water is the lawn; although it will brown out, the grass will simply go dormant to await wetter times. Concentrate instead on your other plants, like trees and shrubs, which are highly susceptible to drought damage. A heavy coating of mulch such as pine bark will also be very helpful in conserving water and lightening the demand on your well.