The Best Times and Times to Water Your Garden Beds

The Best Times and Times to Water Your Garden Beds

Now, more and more people like gardening, and everyone has their own unique views on planting. We all know that water and soil are two important keys to planting. With proper water and soil management, planting is half the battle. Are you concerned that inaccurate watering methods, amounts and timings will cause your plants to not flourish like others?

Generally, the most recognized time for watering is early morning or early evening. It's about climate. Mornings and evenings are usually cooler, especially during the warmer summer months. At this point, the soil in the raised garden bed absorbs a lot of heat. If you water directly, the water temperature and soil temperature will be different, causing damage to the roots of the plant, so it is not advisable to water at noon.

When is the best time to water in summer? We all know that when the sun just rises in the morning, the temperature is still relatively cool. But the temperature will continue to rise, and when watered at this time, the plants can absorb the water well, and the water can also be evaporated effectively without forming water on the garden bed.

This is why the morning is better than the evening, because when watering at night, the temperature is getting lower and lower, the evaporation of water is slowed down a lot, and it is easier to form stagnant water.

However, if, after a day of sun exposure, the plant exhibits extreme water scarcity, the leaves will begin to fade. In the evening when the sun sets and the temperature starts to drop, we can spray some water on the leaves to increase the humidity, which will reduce the appearance of the dry tips of the yellow leaves.

But in winter, the temperature is lower in the morning and evening. If watered at this time, the root system of the plant is likely to be frostbitten. In winter, the best time to water your plants is midday, when temperatures are relatively warm.

And it is important to note that the water temperature for watering should be almost the same as the temperature around the plant so as not to irritate the roots of the plant. We can place the water used to water the flowers around the plants in advance.

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We all know that garden bed planting requires more water than other planting methods because of its greater volume. But no matter which planting method we choose, overwatering and flooding should be avoided.

With manual watering, you can track soil fertility for better growing conditions and a more productive harvest.

It is reasonable to use an irrigation system on a farm or large garden, but watering needs may be more specific when growing small areas in the backyard of mixed crops.

Drip irrigation systems are more efficient because the water is delivered drop by drop over a long period of time, which provides time for the plant roots to gradually and continuously absorb the water.

How to water a raised garden bed:

Professional irrigation system: More professional accessories such as pressure pumps are used, and some are also equipped with intelligent systems, which can regularly spray water on a large area, but such irrigation systems are generally more expensive.

Manual watering: the advantage is that the price is low and the spray can be formed; the disadvantage is that the water flows too fast and the soil is scattered. But if you use manual watering tools for large-scale watering, the efficiency will be reduced.


Watering in different seasons should be treated differently. In summer, when temperatures are high, watering should be done early in the morning or in the evening. If you water at noon, it is easy to hinder the root breathing due to the high temperature, and there will be problems of stuffy roots and rotten roots.

Watering at a higher rate is not an easy way to stimulate a plant's root system during the cooler winter months. If you water at night, frost damage is easy to occur after the temperature drops at night, so it is best to water in the warm noon.

When the temperature is suitable in spring and autumn, watering can be done in the morning and noon, but be careful to avoid watering at noon when the sunshine is strong, so as to avoid the temperature rising suddenly and the root stuffing phenomenon.

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