This week’s garden tip was submitted by Andy Cuautle, sales associate and plant analyzer at .
Cuautle said he regularly answers customers’ questions about watering, especially when temperatures are as high as they have been recently. He shared these watering tips with Patch.
Many plants including annuals, perennials and hanging baskets should be watered once a day if it is 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and twice a day if the temperature is 85 degrees or more.
Avoid watering foliage; water the ground. Water that sits on leaves may act like a magnifying glass, and burn the leaves. Also, water has chlorine in it, and it can leave a residue on the leaves.
If you water your grass once a day, do it early in the morning, at 5 a.m. If you water it twice a day, do it once in the morning and once in the evening.