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Monitoring and Adjusting Watering

Maintaining a vibrant landscape in Middle Tennessee requires careful watering practices. Regular monitoring and adjusting your watering schedule is essential to prevent overwatering and underwatering, ensuring your plants thrive. Here’s how to stay on top of your landscape’s watering needs.

Soil Moisture: The Foundation of Effective Watering

Checking soil moisture is a simple yet effective way to monitor your watering.

  • Check Soil Depth: Dig about 2 inches into the soil near your plants. If the soil feels dry at this depth, it’s time to water.
  • Assess Moisture Levels: The soil should be moist but not soggy to prevent root rot and stress.

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Plant Health: Visible Indicators of Watering Needs

Inspect your plants regularly for signs of distress.

  • Wilting Leaves: Wilting can indicate insufficient water, but overwatering can also cause wilting due to root damage.
  • Yellowing Leaves: Yellow leaves can signal overwatering, especially if they are mushy.

These indicators help you adjust your watering schedule to suit your plants’ needs.

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Adjusting Your Watering Schedule: Flexibility is Key

Middle Tennessee’s weather can be unpredictable. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

  • Weather Conditions: Increase watering during hot, dry periods and reduce it during rainy periods.
  • Plant Needs: Newly planted trees and shrubs need more frequent watering than established plants.

By regularly monitoring soil moisture and plant health, you can make informed adjustments to your watering schedule, ensuring your landscape remains lush and healthy. Remember, our team is always here to help!

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