Question: How often should I water my plants?

Answer: There is no one good answer to this question because there are simply too many variables (species of plant, soil type, temperature, wind, level of growth activity, etc.). Remember that you don’t take a drink on a regular basis, nor will your plants need to be watered on any specific interval. Learn to recognize signs of drying plants, then water deeply. Wait until the plants begin to dry out before watering again. Whenever possible, leave your sprinkler system in the “Manual” mode. Turn it on only when the plants need water.