If there is a dry period in summer, it is important that you water the garden yourself. You should always follow our tips.© stenkovlad - Fotolia.com
Grab your garden hose yourself!
A longer dry period without any significant precipitation can death of the home garden. If the rain is invisible for several weeks, you can either watch the lawn cross the Jordan as a hobby gardener - or play the rain god yourself.
Regardless of whether it is a sprinkler or automatic garden irrigation: with the right equipment, the sensitive flora can survive the rainless season. Simply putting the garden under water at your discretion is the wrong way, because too much watering at the wrong time is just as bad for the garden. You should therefore take these five tips to heart when watering the garden.
Water the garden - Follow these 5 tips
Tip 1 - the right sprinkler:
When buying, you should have the format of your lawn in mind. Because mobile lawn sprinklers irrigate different areas, such as circular or rectangular, depending on the design. Although the size of the surface can usually be regulated, the shape is often not.
With the right sprinkler, edge areas are also easily accessible - and the veranda does not have to be watered involuntarily. Modern high-pressure cleaners are better suited for cleaning terrace surfaces anyway.
Tip 2 - the right timing:
In general, it is better to start watering the garden too soon rather than too late. Once the floor is completely dry, any help comes too late. When the first blades of grass hang their heads, this should be the starting signal for the water supply. Gardeners who do not trim their lawn too short before summer have one advantage: if the grass stays a little longer, it does not need water as quickly.
Tip 3 - the right time:
If you love your lawn, then you should never turn on the sprinkler in the blazing sun at noon. The lawn literally burns through the drops of water. In addition, only a little water really reaches the ground: a large part of it has already evaporated in the sun before it can have an effect. So water early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is no longer as strong.
Tip 4 - the right amount:
It is important to find the golden mean for the amount of water. In general, extensive lawn irrigation is better than several small ones. Every square meter should be supplied with at least 30 to 40 liters of water to allow enough moisture to penetrate the soil. However, your garden should not resemble a swamp area afterwards, otherwise mold can form.
Tip 5 - the right source:
Water from the tap is far from being as good for the lawn as real rainwater. If you have the opportunity to collect rain in a rain barrel and do without the hard, calcareous tap water, you should use the stored rain for watering the garden. This saves money and protects the lawn. If you have a fountain in the garden, this is of course also a very good source for your garden irrigation.