Watering is essential for maintaining a healthy, green garden. It should be one of the first jobs on your daily to-do list. However, it’s important you use the right type of water when giving your plants a drink.
All plants need plenty of water to make sure they grow properly.
During the summer months, your garden might become your ideal oasis for relaxation – and maybe even a spot of sunbathing.
But while the warm temperatures are ideal for catching a tan, they can reak havoc on your plants.
Giving your plants plenty of water will help them to thrive in the heat, and allow their usual chemical reactions to continue, providing energy for growth.
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“Water is a precious resource and supplies in the UK are under pressure from the effects of climate change, population increase and the need to protect the environment, such as river levels for wildlife,” it said.
“Rainwater is an excellent choice for plants and the first ‘go to’ for gardeners, as it is freely available if you are able to store it.
“Tapwater requires treatment and energy to deliver it to our homes and can contain more minerals than many plants need, especially ericaceous plants.
“Grey water from our homes can also be used in very dry spells.