Plants, animals and people need to have more water now that summer is upon us.
Unless you have a fish, you need to make sure there is always clean drinking water for your pets. It would be nice to put a few ice cubes every now and then in their drinking bowls and naturally, they will drink more.
Whether it's just a hot day or a very hot day, humans should drink 2 glasses of water every hour. Dehydration is to be taken seriously. Drinking more than 2 glasses on an hourly basis would highly prevent heat stroke for both humans and animals.
Trees and plants are another story but the idea is the same. Watering should be done anytime before 9:00AM and since the sun is almost always relentless nowadays, make sure that you water more than you should. There are plants that absorb more water from the soil compared to other plants. The rule of thumb is that the soil should be moist.
Our gardener, Marlon, taking care of business.
Our gardener Marlon recommends to water 50% more than how watering was done for our garden last December to mid March. Watering from 10:00AM to 3:30PM will harm your plants and trees. Keeping your soil wet during this time period is not a good idea as well. If your plants missed out an early morning treat, make up for it by watering late in the afternoon, around 4:00PM onwards. And should you have the urge to water your plants that have already been watered early in the morning, make sure not to overwater them. Check the soil condition of your plants and trees constantly as this is your determiner to make sure your plants are happy.