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How to Water Plants

There are a few things to keep in mind when watering your plants, like how often you should do it and how much water to pour on them. Doing this incorrectly might make them have shallow roots. 5-Minute Crafts will help you avoid this.

1. Water it infrequently.

For your plants to develop deep roots, you’ll need to water them deeply and infrequently. This might even help them develop a bigger number of roots.

Note: Doing the opposite may provide you with healthy-looking plants but without deep roots.

2. Check if the soil is dry.

You can do this by putting your finger an inch deep inside the plant’s soil. Water it if you think it’s dry; if not — you can try again the next day.

3. Learn when to water them.

Watering your plants during the day might make the water evaporate before it even reaches the roots. To counteract this, water them early in the morning or in the evening.

4. Take your time.

Preventing a puddle from forming on the plant’s soil is key. Start the process slowly, and only afterward should you water it thoroughly. This is because after the first few inches of soil become wet, water can then be absorbed better.

5. Use room temperature water.

Cold water may shock your plant. Try using room temperature water instead. Your houseplants might even prefer warmer water, and they can even absorb it better.

6. Keep the seasons in mind.

Plants get less natural light during the winter since the days are shorter. This means their photosynthesis gets slowed down, and it won’t need as much water as it usually does. However, once spring comes along and your plant begins to grow again, you should water it more. It’s essential to adjust just how much water you’re giving your plants according to what season you’re in.

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