Watering Your Containers

Potted plants depend on you for all their needs, and since they can dry out within hours in summer, giving them a life-saving drink is a top priority. Here are some effective watering methods to save you time and minimize waste.

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How to Water

The best way to water is with a watering can with a fine spray, which distributes water evenly and so won't compact the soil. If you don't have such a can, place a piece of slate or old crock in to the corner of a pot, tilted downward, and gently pour water onto it. This method also prevents soil compaction and gives an even distribution of water. Repeat in each corner.

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