The Content Of The Article:
- Important rules for casting in the summer
- Our tip: Lay drip hose or spread bark mulch
Especially in the high summer temperatures, the flowers can quickly hang your head. Proper casting is therefore an absolute must. These tips show how to do it.
We all know that ourselves: temperatures rise to 30 degrees, we often feel struck by the heat. On top of that, if there is no breeze at all, most of us are struggling with the weather. So you have to imagine, it is also the plants in your garden. However, while we can quickly flee into the shadows under strong sun, they must be able to withstand the strong sunlight.
As a rule, most plants do not manage that alone. You need some support from you. Otherwise, this can have fatal consequences. For example, your flowers could be dry up or even get a proper sunburn (see avoid sunburn in plants - 4 tips) and "burn". It is therefore absolutely necessary that you carry out the casting of plants very carefully. Reading tip: Flower pouring on vacation - 4 tips
Important rules for casting in the summer
➤ Rule # 1 - choose the perfect casting time:
In principle, it is best to water the plants in the early morning hours between 6 and 7 o'clock. Then the temperatures are still pleasantly cool, which has the consequence that the irrigation water does not evaporate so quickly. So the plants can still consume some time from the irrigation water.
On the other hand, if you do not water until late in the evening, it could be that some endurance plants already hang their heads.
➤ Rule No. 2 - the perfect casting quantity:
On average, 20 to 30 liters are sufficient per square meter of plant bed. On extremely hot days, however, you can increase this amount by another 10 liters. However, the casting should be done very carefully. If necessary, several castings are recommended in succession, so that the water from the soil well absorbed and can penetrate as deep as possible into the root system.
✻ potted plants / flowerpots:
Potted plants and flowerpots should always be watered until the excess water flows out of the drain holes in the bottom of the pot.
✻ fresh planted flowers / plants:
Freshly planted plants should be watered much more often, so that they can root properly.
✻ flat or deep root:
In addition, you should distinguish clearly between the low and deep rooting, as just flatroots logically way much more and consequently also more often need irrigation water than deep root.
Many make the mistake of blasting their lawns way too late in the summer and then forming brown spots (dry fields). In order to prevent the emergence of such dry fields, you should make an effort to water your lawn shortly after about the first week of dry in the late evening hours (about 10 to 15 liters per square meter).
➤ Rule # 3 - Use rainwater for pouring:
Rainwater is considered perfect irrigation water! Therefore, it is best to set up a rain barrel in your garden to catch the rainwater. This saves water costs and benefits the plant very much. Otherwise, you can also use stale tap water for pouring. If you have no other option, you can of course also pour with normal tap water, but this must not be too cold then.
Our tip: Lay drip hose or spread bark mulch
In order to avoid constant watering, you can also lay a drip hose in your beds, which ensures constant irrigation. However, you should know that the purchase of such a system is a bit expensive and you still need to monitor it (in terms of casting time, amount of water, defects, etc.).
But also the application of bark mulch in the beds ensures a longer storage of water in the soil. How to do it right, read here: Apply bark mulch - That's how it's done.