HANGING planters seem to be all of the rage right now, but they aren’t necessarily easy to take care of.
You may think you can water them willy-nilly, but there’s actually a specific time of day that’s best for watering.Hanging planters are a great way to incorporate a pop of color on your patio, but they can be tricky to take care of[/caption] If you want to ensure your blooms don’t wilt in the heat, make sure you water them early[/caption]
And with summer temps getting hotter and hotter, it’s more important than ever to make sure your blooms are hydrated.
To make sure your plants are in tip-top shape over the summer, you may want to water them earlier, rather than later.
According to the plant experts at Prairie Gardens, the early bird gets the worm when it comes to watering.
“The best time to water your containers is in the morning to give them enough time to soak up the moisture before the heavy heat of the day.
“Plants also absorb water faster during the morning,” they told Express.
The Royal Horticultural Society also said the morning is the best time for watering.
They explained: “The foliage and soil surface is also likely to stay drier for longer than evening watering, discouraging slugs, snails, and mildew diseases.”
However, the plant pros warned that you still have to pay attention to the upcoming weather.
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Prairie Gardens said: “In the heat of the summer you should be watering your containers and hanging baskets every day.
“On hot, windy, or humid days you may need to water more than once.
“And on rainy days you may not need to water at all.”
If you’re hanging plants do need some extra hydration, it’s best to water them again in the early evening when temps are lower.
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