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How to water a garden: 5 golden tips for watering

by Garden Moz

water a gardenWondering how many WAYS to water a garden, looking for the best ways to water your garden properly?

Dude, You are in the right place!

Now, the first question is, what is the best tool to water your garden?

The best tool for watering a garden is…

…using the best garden hose.

You can also use buckets or a container to haul water, but that would be an old-school practice. And always Remember the saying “Work smarter, not harder”.

Now, the second question, which hose should you use as there are so many in the market?

How to water a gardenIn my opinion, as a gardener, the best practice is to use a soaker hose. Because it will reduce your overall water usage and your plants will get water straight down to the roots. Another great advantage of soaker hose is you don’t need to stand there all the time while watering.

You can even set a timer in the hose, so you don’t need to worry about turning it on and off. Isn’t it great!

How to water a garden with a hose

I will share with you the best 5 golden tips that you can use while watering in your garden.

1.Time to water

Timing is everything when it is gardening. The best time for watering your plants is in the early morning or late evening. I personally water my plants before my breakfast with my favorite hose.

How to water a garden2. Water properly

It’s very important to give your plants a gentle shower in the morning. You should keep water for at least 30 minutes and let them drain thoroughly. In this way, the plants will get the water to the root and it will go deeper.

3. Slow it down

It is better to give water to your garden slowly. Slow watering can give the water a chance to soak into the soil and helps to improve quality growth.

4. Stop wasting time

You should not waste your valuable time watering when you have an alternative option. You should use best garden sprinklers or at least soaker hose with a hose timer. This can save you an awful lot of time of yours.

How to water a garden5. Manual watering

You should therefore not always rely on the sprinklers or soaker hose. You should always check the soil whether it is dry or not. You should give a manual watering in every 10-day at least(especially for new plants).

Manual watering really helps to grow your vegetable garden quickly. For other time, sprinklers are good to go.

Here is an important note:

If you are a fan of sprinklers just like me, you should keep in mind that there are some products that have some warning like this,

It may contain lead or that lead may have been used in its manufacturing process.

You should, therefore, avoid that kind of products if you are using it in your vegetable garden. For your garden, you should always choose lead-free sprinkles or hoses.

How to Water a Vegetable Garden by Hand

From the title, you might be wondering, What! we know how to water a garden by hand.

Yeah, of course, you know. But there are some important rules that you should follow every time you water the garden by your hand. Just watch the video below to get the full idea.

Q & A Session

Now, let’s do some question and answer session. There are some common questions that I always face. You might have the questions as well!

1. How often do you water in your garden?

Answer: I water once a week and give it really deep water. Sometimes I just put the hose down and come back and move it to the next area. A good deep watering is much better than light water every couple of days. Light watering doesn’t really get to the roots either.

2. How much watering perfect for your garden?

answer: Watering depends on the plants and quality of your soil. You should always choose your plants that suit the soil. If you grow your plants in a pot, you only need a small amount of water.

There are some signs through which you can identify you are over watering your plants or not.

  • Wilting and Defoliation
  • No growth at all
  • Young leaves look brown
  • Lower leaves look yellow

If this article was helpful to you, let us know. Shoot a comment below with any questions or comments you have, don’t hesitate to ask.

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2 comments

Bobby Saint February 28, 2018 - 5:34 am

I appreciate you sharing some tips for watering your garden such as doing manual watering. While it may be more convenient to use a sprinkler system, it is good to bear in mind that manual watering could just as well help in growing your vegetable garden. Regardless whether you will be using a sprinkler system or do manual watering, though, what matters most is that your plants and flowers get the necessary nutrition they need to prolong their life. Thanks.

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Garden Moz April 7, 2018 - 7:27 am

Thanks for your suggestion.We do like sprinkler for watering and here is the link: Best Lawn Sprinkler: Complete Buying Guide

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Garden Moz January 11, 2019 - 5:38 am

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