by Connie Oswald Stofko
Our summer was so wet, you may have fallen out of the habit of watering your plants. But the last few days have been hot and dry, and we may have a little more summer-like weather on the way.
And even when our weather becomes more autumn-like, you need to keep watering! Don’t give up on your garden now!
- You probably have wonderful plants in your garden that you’ve been enjoying this summer– and they can continue giving you enjoyment. Check your vegetable and herb plants. Are they still producing? Then they need water! Yes, it gets darker sooner and you may not be sitting in your backyard as often, but make a trip out there daily to harvest your produce.
- Those annual flowers are probably still looking perky– if they have some water. My marigolds are darling and the potted flowers are doing well. Plus I have some mums that I have added. Don’t forget about those new additions. Of course, plants in containers need even more attention than plants in the ground.
- Any recently planted or transplanted perennials need water. You’ll want to water those throughout the autumn to make sure they are well rooted and can withstand the freeze-thaw cycle of winter.