Those wishing to relax in an oasis of green and enjoy their herbs and flowers for long periods of time will have to take care of their flowers and plants. Whether with a classic watering can or with the aid of special watering systems: plants need water – some more, some less.
Balcony, terrace or garden in the spring, summer, fall or winter: those wanting to sit back and relax in their green oasis have to take care of their plants. Whether classic plant care with the watering can or special watering systems – regular watering is extremely important.
Tip: How do you water plants?
When using the watering can, hobby gardeners have to observe a few rules. The best time for watering plants is in the early morning hours. At this time of day, temperatures are lower and the water can make it down to the roots without most of it evaporating, as is the case in the hot midday sun. Especially when spraying plants with sprayers such as the FUCHSIA sprayer, water droplets can act like magnifying glasses in the hot sun and burn the plant. Therefore also those who don't spray but just water their plants should make sure that they only water the soil. This is very easy to do with long-neck watering cans such as OASE.
Tip: How much water do plants need?
A rule of thumb is: plants with large leaves like plenty of water, plants with smaller leaves not so much. A further indicator is the moisture of the soil. Plants need watering once the soil is dry. It is always better to water too little than too much, as drowned plants usually cannot be saved.
Tip: How do you clean watering cans?
Many hobby gardeners know what it is like to be confronted with unsightly deposits in the watering can. And you may ask yourself: Is this mould or just algae, fertiliser or lime deposits? Algae and deposits can be easily removed by scrubbing and rinsing out the watering can with hot water. Mould however is more difficult to get rid of and is not just harmful to plants but also to people. Particularly conspicuous deposits in watering cans indoors should be taken care of and removed so that the mould does not spread to the rest of the home. Mouldy watering cans made of plastic should be disposed of straight away. If the watering can is galvanized or made of copper, the mould should be dried, brushed out and then treated with an alcohol-based cleaning agent. The following should be observed if you want to prevent mould: As mould spores and also algae thrive particularly well on light and warmth, watering cans should always be emptied out and never left in direct sunlight. Regular cleaning of the watering can prevents mould.
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