It is during the summer period that we can enjoy the beauty of our garden. It is then important to water the plants to prevent them from wilting by a lack or too much water. Here is what to do. Home extensions builder


Should we water every day?

Watering your plants every day can be a bit too much and would even increase soil impoverishment. Indeed, it is important to respect the natural cycles. The ideal would be to space the watering sessions so that they do not happen very often, but abundantly.


When should you water?

During periods when the heat is most felt, it is advisable to water during the evening. In this way, one avoids to the maximum to have business with the losses of moisture by evaporation. On the other hand, during the times when the nights are cool, it is better to opt for an early watering. In some areas, plants may even endure nocturnal frosts in the fall.


How to do it?

To water the plants, it is important to act with caution and delicacy. To do this, it is advisable to bring water directly to the foot of the plants. A technique that primarily limits water loss. But it also helps to prevent weeds from growing. However, there are some vegetables (such as cabbages and salads) that enjoy more sprinkling. Otherwise, this technique is as well appreciated by all seedlings.


Do plants have specific water needs?

To define the water needs of plants, it is first of all essential to know what type of plant is it. There are three main categories of plants. Water-hungry plants that need to be watered as soon as the surface of the earth is dry. Plants that require moderate water. They should be watered only when the soil is dry to a depth of 4 to 5 cm. Finally, dry plants that can be watered only when the soil is dry to about 10 cm deep.



Phlomis are little-known and uncommon plants but your florist could find you in your garden. The main interest of these plants is the fact that they offer a very high resistance to wind and drought. They also have popular characteristics such as adapting to all climates, having fuzzy and persistent foliage. Besides all this, they are particularly resistant to diseases and heatwave. And most importantly, phlomis are beautifully decorative after their bloom and all these factors make them very valuable plants in every way.



The most common species of phlomis

The first most common phlomis species is fruticosa, sometimes called Jerusalem sage. This name comes from the fact that this species is of Middle Eastern origin. She has fluffy leaves of course, gray and rather elongated. And it’s a kind of sage. Then there are the phlomis italics with their lilac-pink flowers and less rusticity. And finally, the russeliana species whose leaves are broad, yellow flowers and beautiful all year round, on the fresh or dry ground. Its height is 1m50 and is a groundcover par excellence.



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