Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's Raining, Is It Enough for Your Pots?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Is it raining?
  • Is it raining?

We are having some nice monsoon rains and when we get enough, it feels great to turn off our irrigation system. However, when you have pots you need to think twice before you simply switch your system to off.

To skip a day of water to your flower pots, you must receive at least 1/2" of rain on the pots. If your pots are under a tree, a ramada, carport or patio, they are not getting rain. Keep that in mind before you decide how to proceed.

Also, remember that if your pots are accustomed to daily watering, that 1/2" of rain is only good for one day!!!

Be mindful and don't let your flowers dry out.

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