Entries Tagged as 'Watering'

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Avocado Tree Problem

TheGardenLady received this question from Tricia. About a month ago I transplanted 2 young avocado trees (bought at the local nursery) into large containers (their spots in the orchard aren’t ready yet). I had watered them 2x/wk week in the beginning and then 1x the following week because the soil was staying wet and I […]

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Watering the Garden

Rain Barrel by grifray The dry days of summer are here. Since I want flowers whether they are annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees, I have to take care of them by watering. But water is a special commodity- clean water is becoming more and more a rare commodity. Water is also becoming more and more […]

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Why Plant Leaves Fold

folded leaf spider nest by mycocortex TheGardenLady received this question from Jim. I believe my snake plant is underwatered. The leaves are folding in half length-wise. I have probably underwatered in fear of overwatering. Any suggestions for bringing my snake plant back without overwatering it? Snake plant or Sansevieria is a tough plant that has […]

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Want to really help you garden grow? The secret is….WATER!

raised bed with soaker hose by biologie. TheGardenLady has invited people with horticultural interests and expertise to contribute posts to this blog. The following article was submitted by Lou Manfredini. In the article Lou discusses  products and tips on how to keep things moist in your garden so that it looks great and stays healthy.   […]

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Things To Do When Gardening in July

Colorado potato beetle larvae dining on nightshade leaves by imarsman July is the time to work in the garden -  so get up early before the sun gets brutal.  A few of the jobs to be done in July are: Water plants: If you live in an area that is having a drought, you will […]

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Schultz’s Moisture Plus Potting Mix

TheGardenLady received this question from Andrew. I recently had some plants that I transplanted From 1.6L pots to 3.5L pots. For the first sized pot I used a mix of plain peatmoss/perlite/topsoil/black earth. I noticed that I had to water these plants every 2/3 days depending on the heat outside. Now that I’ve put my […]

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Preparing the Garden for a Drought

Summer is here. The main jobs in the garden are weeding, WATERING and deadheading. Those of us in the Northeast have been having the mildest summer this GardenLady has ever experienced. July feels like May; the weather is so Springlike. TheGardenLady has been watching the weather reports for many parts of the country that are […]