For years and years, people have probably told you that the best time to water your lawn is the night. Water reflects the sun, yadda, yadda – I’m sure you’ve heard it. It’s wrong. The morning is the best time.
But first – here’s why the night is a bad time to water:
When plants get soaked at night, they stay wet for a longer period of time because there’s no daylight to dry them off. Especially if it’s humid out, you get a very dark, wet environment with even more moisture in the air. That kind of setting leads to only one thing – fungi. And from fungi – comes a whole swath of plant related diseases and issues – the results of which are almost never good.
OK, so why is the morning the best time to water my plants? Three reasons:
- It gives them a cache of water to store so it can survive the oppressive heat later in the day.
- The leaves will absorb the water and excess will dry off, meaning they’ll be less susceptible to fungi and diseases.
- The water has a chance to soak into the roots itself instead of being instantly evaporated by the heat.
So there you have it – the morning is the best time for the trees to get water. But it’s also good for you. Time spent around plants can reduce your stress and take the edge off the coming day. So we know you’ll make your bed, prepare your lunch and maybe even walk the dog – but consider adding a good tree watering to that to-do list! You won’t regret it!