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Summer Heat is Coming!

Watering Outdoor Plants

1. Hydrate plants in the morning.

Early morning (5:00 to 9:00 am) is the best time to water the garden when using a sprinkler, garden hose, or any other device that wets the plant foliage. When watering is completed, the plant foliage dries quickly. The rapid drying of plant foliage helps guard against the development of fungal diseases.

2. DON’T water too frequently or too little.

The standard rule of thumb is to give your flowers and vegetables the equivalent of at 1 inch of water per week (and as much as double that amount in the peak of summer).3. DO water plants at soil level.

3. Water plants at soil level.

Watering over the plant’s leaves can increase the risk of a fungal disease. Usually it is best to water at the soil level.

4. Water outdoor container plants at least once per day.

If thermometer climbs to 90 or above, give them another soaking in the afternoon.

5. DON’T forget that trees need water, too.

6. Do check moisture levels

Keep a wooden dowel handy and insert it a few inches into the garden soil and then pull it out and check it. Moist soil will stick to the dowel, but if it comes out clean, the soil is dry, and it’s time to water.

7. Perennials, annuals, vegetables, and lawns will reward you handsomely if fed with a balanced granular fertil­izer in early spring.

Annuals like to be fed an additional three to four times during the growing season



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Morris County Farms, Inc. | 33 Smith Road, Denville NJ 07834 | 973-366-4448

Morris County Farms
Your premium North Jersey nursery and garden center. A one stop shop for all your indoor and outdoor needs! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff along with our immense selection of plants and other materials makes any visit to Morris County Farms a truly unique experience!