How Often Should You Water Outside Plants?

Texas A&M University Extension recommends a weekly soaking to a depth of 5 to 6 inches. Deep soaking encourages deep rooting. Deeply irrigated soils stay moist for several days, rather than one day. Use mulch around plants to conserve moisture. Container-grown plants, especially small containers, may need daily watering in hot summer weather.

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Marie Roberts is a freelance writer based in north central Florida. She has a B.S. in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida. Roberts began writing in 2002 and is published in the "Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society."