How Often Should I Water Plants

How Often Should I Water Plants Landscapers

You have beautiful plants on the inside and outside of your house, and you’re wondering how often should you water plants. There are many factors that come into play when deciding. These factors include the type of plant, the climate, and whether or not the plant is an indoor or outdoor plant. Figuring out how often you should water plants can be confusing, but this article is here to shed some light on the situation and help point you in the right direction.

Indoor plants

Indoor plants require special care. Just because they are protected from the inclement and harsh weather does not mean they are fragile when it comes to receiving the appropriate amount of water.

Here are a few tips and tricks:

– Indoor plants with large leaves and those with thin leaves, along with plants that have a lot of surface roots will require more frequent water supplies than other plants.

–  If the plant is in a location that is either hot or dry, more water is needed to satisfy the plant.

– Check with the type of soil you are using. Different soil types have different absorption rates and capacities and this could make a big difference in the amount of water you need.

–  When you place a large plant inside of a small pot, it will need more water because there is less soil surrounding it. Also, add more water if the plant is in a clay pot compared to a plastic container because in the clay pot, the water evaporates quicker.

– The color of the soil is a great indicator to tell if the plant needs more or less water. If the soil is losing its dark brown/black color, the plant needs more water.

Outdoor plants

When it comes to outdoor plants and flowers, the situation can be a bit tricky. The rule is usually to water the plants and flowers twice a day (or at the minimum, once). Avoid watering during the very heat of the day. Stick with early morning and later in the afternoon.

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