The hottest days of Summer are here! That means it’s time to look at your sprinkler system settings. We wanted to remind you to increase your time on your Sprinkler System settings as we get closer to summer heat! A well-working system can protect your investment of your landscaping and grass, and even your homes foundation. It is important to have the proper summer sprinkler settings for your plants.
My wife Lisa and I planted some new flowers last weekend and she reminded me that they need extra water. I totally agreed with her and with this weekends temperatures going over 90, they could dry out. New plants need extra water for the first couple of weeks while the roots get established and prepared for the Houston heat. Hopefully we will keep getting some rain to help.
Here is an article below that I found on planting new flowers in Houston.
Planting new flowers in your bed in Houston can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Here are some steps to follow to ensure your new flowers grow well:
New plants need to be watered every other day with deep watering with temperatures near 90 till roots are established.
New grass needs watered one or two times a day for the first week or two. Get the soil totally saturated and then back off to normal settings.
- Choose the right plants: Houston has a hot and humid climate, so it is important to choose plants that are suitable for this type of weather. Some good options include petunias, marigolds, zinnias, and sunflowers.
- Prepare the soil: Before planting, you should prepare the soil by removing any weeds, rocks, or debris. Loosen the soil with a garden fork or tiller and mix in compost or fertilizer to provide nutrients for your new flowers.
- Choose the right location: Flowers need sunlight to grow, so choose a spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. If you have a shaded area, choose flowers that can tolerate partial shade.
- Dig the holes: Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball of your plant. This will give the roots plenty of room to grow and establish themselves.
- Plant the flowers: Place the plant in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Fill in the hole with soil and gently press down to remove any air pockets.
- Water the flowers: After planting, give your new flowers a good drink of water. Keep the soil moist but not too wet, and water regularly to encourage healthy growth.
- Mulch the bed: Finally, add a layer of mulch around the base of your new flowers. This will help to retain moisture and suppress weed growth
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