So there’s no rain in sight Central Indiana friends. Can you believe it? A few weeks back all we wanted was a bit of sunshine and a little less of the downpours for days. Yes, it’s hard to imagine, but here we are with no rain in sight and super hot temperatures in the forecast. What’s an outdoor living enthusiast to do?
Crank Up Those Summer Watering Habits
When Indiana summers bring us below-average precipitation and drought-like periods, it’s important to have routine watering habits in place, especially for items that were just planted. Lawns are capable of withstanding weeks without a drink of water, but newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials need fresh water 2-3 times a week. Often a sprinkler set in the yard is not enough. The Surroundings by Natureworks team suggests hand watering with an extension wand at the base of the plant 2-3 times a week. Moreover, newly seeded or sodded lawns need watered daily.