10 Golden Watering Rules
Rule 1: Maintain uniformly moist
Most crops rely on moisture.
However, a slight drying out before watering stimulates the root development of the crops.
Rule 2: Water more rarely but then thoroughly
In a flower bed, one or two watering sessions per week are usually sufficient:
it is better to water more rarely but with a lot of water rather than a little water often.
Rule 3: Water late in the afternoon or early in the morning
When the soil is cooled in the evening or at night, less water
evaporates than on warm soil during the day. And the plants can supply enough water before the heat of the next day.
Rule 4: Keep leaves dry.
Wet leaves become sick leaves. Kept wet overnight, leaf mold may occur.
Leaves that are moist in the sun create slight burn marks (burning glass effect of water droplets).
Rule 5: Correct amount of water
Requirement–Adequate watering means that the water must reach the roots sufficiently. Too-little water often only covers the upper part of the soil–or even does not reach the roots at all, e.g. when there is a mulch covering the soil and too little irrigation. Requirement–Adequate irrigation also means that crop plants are particularly dependent on evenly moist soil during the period up to and including their crops.