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Plants need moisture

A healthy plant is 75 to 90 percent water. Adequate water is especially critical during the first few weeks of growth, while plants are building their root systems and getting established.

The ideal amount: For most gardens the optimal amount of water from rain or watering is an inch every week, but many established plants can easily weather short periods of dryness. If heat and drought are prolonged, water your most valuable plants. An in-ground system makes the distribution of water very easy for the owner.

When to water: The best time for is early in the morning or in the evening. In the heat of the day — between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. — sun and wind quickly evaporate a significant quantity of water. Overhead watering with a sprinkler is best done in the morning so that leaves can dry off through the day. Foliage that’s frequently wet overnight creates the perfect environment for fungal diseases. An automatic system can water while you are away, asleep, or simply having forgotten.

Watering while plants are getting established: Keep new plants moist, watering generously once a week if it doesn’t rain adequately. After six to eight weeks, gradually cut back on watering.

Mulch for moisture conservation: Cover bare soil with two to four inches of mulch to help retain moisture.