NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Keeping yards and gardens in tip-top shape
during this heat is not easy, and it will be even more difficult as we are
expected to hit 100 degree temperatures this weekend.
Many may know it's the roots of
the grass or flowers that need water.
"You can see that the
root system of this little plant is way down here. That's why it's so important
to water deeply," said master gardener Kim Bradley.
She says it is important to
make sure the ground, after watering it, is moist at least three inches down.
She says if those keeping
up the yard do this, they can determine just how often they will need to water,
and that can save money.
Also save money on watering
plants by placing the pot with the plant in it, inside a bucket of water for a
few hours. Clay pots absorb water, so this way provides a good amount of water
that should last a few days.
"So again, observe
your system or watering patterns, and see how long it takes for that to dry out
because you don't want a constant moisture because it could kill your things
that way," said Bradley.
When it comes to watering your grass, Bradely suggest two hours before sunrise or two hours before sunset.