4: How often should I water my plants?

4: How often should I water my plants?

Even though outdoor plants are exposed to rain and sun, they still need attention to make sure they stay happy all year round.

Unlike plants in flowerbeds, container plants can’t access nutrients and moisture in the surrounding soil, so are prone to become starved.

Watering will depend on the weather – in the winter months with rain/snow, your plants won’t need as much attention as during the summer where the heat can dry out the plant quickly.

The easiest way to test if your plant needs water is to stick the tip of your finger in the soil and feel. If it feels moist, then your plant doesn’t need a water. If it feels dry, then it’s time to water.

Use a garden hose or a good sized watering can, and try and soak the plant base so the water goes all the way through and out of the roots. Wait for the next dry finger test before watering again.

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