Summer watering does not have to mean you need to drain your well or rack up a huge water bill. Overwatering is just as bad as underwatering, both can kill your plants.
For Lawns: aim for one inch of water per week (including rain)
Hanging Baskets: need to be watered more often if they are in direct sun. - Check them often by simply sticking your finger in the soil to see if it is dry. - In a heatwave, try to move potted plants to a shady, cooler spot.
Water early in the morning: to give plants time to take up moisture before the temperatures start to heat up.
Water plants deeply: You want water to reach the plants roots which are usually at least 6 inches down
Watch for wilting: Plants are the best indicator of when they need water-when they wilt.
Know your soil type: Plants in sandy soil need more frequent watering than those in clay soil.
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