How Often Should I Water My Flower?

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Watering flowers is determined by the moisture in the soil and the amount of sun each flower gets. Water flowers with tips from a gardener and nursery owner in this free video on flowers. View Video Transcript

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Jessica Smith

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Hi, this is Jessica Smith. I''m with Blands Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. And today we're talking about how you should water your flowers. Watering flowers isn't any different than watering any other plants in your yard. You want good, deep applications of water, but not too much. More's not always better. Good, deep applications of water will help encourage deep root growth and actually help the overall health of the plant. The best tool that you have in watering your plants is actually you. If, watering's going to depend on your soil, the exposure of the yard, if it's in a sunny location or a shady location, and also the time of the year. Of course in the hot summer, it will dry out quicker than it will in the spring or the fall. What I'd recommend doing in a new area is you're, if you're un-for sure actually how to water is to dig down about six to eight inches on the side of the root ball. This way you can take an indication of how wet it is actually around those roots. A good way to conserve water in your established flower beds is after you get everything planted, is to add mulch. Mulch can be anything from a wood product, a rock product, your barks, anything that goes down to cover the top layer of the soil. Not only will this conserve water, but it will reduce weeds, it actually cools the plant and helps keep the temperature of the soil at a more consistent basis. If you do add a woody product, make sure you add a little nitrogen as this can take it away. Just watch your watering and you should have no problems with your plants.