A healthy garden is rooted in healthy soil. If your garden soil is too dry, your plants won’t grow. If it’s too moist, they’ll rot at the roots. That is why it is important to test your soil moisture levels so that you know whether you need to turn on the hose or back off on watering a little bit.
Testing your soil is easy to do. First, take samples from various locations in your garden. Press a trowel down about six inches, and take a look at the soil. If it’s moist, that’s good; you want your soil to be moist. If it’s dry, you need to add some water. If it’s sopping wet, hold off on watering that area for a while.
Remember to continually evaluate your soil throughout the summer months. You should test it every week to ensure that the moisture levels within your garden remain stable. It would also be a good idea for you to keep a log so you can easily identify problem areas.
For more tips and suggestions on ways you can maintain the moisture in your soil this summer, contact Rosehill Gardens, and we will be happy to give you a hand.