Do you already have watering equipment? In these days of unpredictable weather a drought is never far away, so kit yourself out to keep your plants going through even the driest summer from the wide range of watering equipment in our Aylings Garden Centre. Here's what you'll need to make sure your plants need never go thirsty again.
The soil of your garden and plants dries out mainly through the combination of wind and sun. When the leaves of your plants hang, turn yellow or fall out, they are struggling and need some water. When in doubt, feel with your hand at a depth of 10 cm. Sometimes only the top layer is dry, and there is still enough moisture underneath. Our assortment of watering equipment consists of:
- Watering cans are useful all year, but especially if you're in an area subject to a hosepipe ban. Larger 10- litre and 5-litre jugs keep the garden going, while small 1-litre cans are ideal for seedlings and houseplants.
- Water butts store rainwater, so you don't have to use up precious tap water. These days they come in a wide range of designs: connect them together to double your storage capacity.
- Hoses and attachments make watering easy, with everything from spray guns to sprinklers in our range. Leaky hoses conserve water, too: lay them alongside your plants to deliver water where it's needed.
- Automated watering systems free you from watering chores to enjoy your garden. Connect dripper systems via a hose to a timer, set to water whenever you want without you having to lift a finger.
How much water?
The best amount to spray depends on the drought and the type of plants. The amount is generally 10 to 15 mm. To measure this, you can place a rain meter in the garden. It is better to give a lot of water at once than a little every day. Plants that often get a little water, have more roots and therefore become more vulnerable. A substantial amount once or twice a week is usually enough. If you would like to have more tips, you can always ask the staff of Aylings Garden Centre.
Buy watering equipment at Aylings Garden Centre
Please ask the staff in our Petersfield garden centre for more information and advice about the range of watering equipment we have in stock. Besides watering equipment, we also offer a lot of other products as, protection, hand tools and garden lighting. You can find our opening hours and location on our contact page. We hoop to see you soon at Aylings Garden Centre in Petersfield! Combine your visit at Aylings with having a drink/lunch in our Tea Room!