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Spring & Summer Outdoor Watering Guide

We get a lot of questions from well-intentioned gardeners down here at the greenhouse –  vivid descriptions of ‘problem plants’, pictures of sad shrubs, and even bags full of fallen flora will often accompany these advice-seekers, and HANDS DOWN, the most common cause of death-and-disease for outdoor plant care is: wait for it… Not. Enough. Water. This is especially true for newly-planted vegetation! Here in Alberta, with our dry climate, consistent winds, and hot summer months, it’s hard to over-water, and easy to under-water our yards. While water is (obviously) crucial to the survival of a plant, proper watering will also:

  • Encourage faster, stronger growth
  • Allow your plants to maximize their own, natural defenses against bug infestations & disease
  • Develop strong root systems that can intake more nutrients
  • Increase winter hardiness

While it’s not rocket science, proper watering can be easily underestimated. Here’s our quick guide to watering your new & established plants appropriately (scroll to bottom for PDF Download):

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Andrea Heembrock
Andrea works as Anything Grows Head of Marketing and Team Builder, and like everyone else at the store, she loves plants! Though she has many years of experience with plants, she gains a great deal of knowledge from her husband, Ty, who has been in the gardening industry for over two decades.