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SPRING WATERING TIPS!
It's that time of year again, when water becomes the essential elixir in your garden. Plentiful spring rains are past, and the summer sun beats down relentlessly, scorching plants, lawns, and trees. You water, of course, but is it enough? Is it at the right times? Why is it so hard to keep everything from drying out?
The first things you can do to protect your plants actually happen long before summer. Always be sure to prep your soil before you plant, since soil that's been enriched with organic material will hold water better than a sandy, gravelly soil. Also, plant in prepared beds. Plants that go into beds of prepared soil, instead of into individual planting holes, will grow large, spreading root systems. The larger a plant's root system, the less water it takes to sustain it. The same holds true for lawns. Lawns planted on a six- to eight-inch layer of good loam will grow a strong, deep root system that will help it survive dry periods.
Mulching goes a long way in reducing the amounts of water for your outdoor potted plants. These thirsty plants need lots of water, so don't forget them when you mulch your beds.
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