protects your plants against intense heat. Spread a layer of three to five
centimetres of shredded matter such as straw, sugar cane mulch or eucalyptus
chips over the entire garden area, or just around specific individual plants. A
thin layer of grass cuttings can also be spread over garden area as long as
they do not contain grass or weed seeds. Mulch also protects bed soil from
powerful sunlight, preventing it from quickly drying out.
You need to take extra care with plants that have recently been planted.
Ensure that the soil is always sufficiently damp. It should never be completely
dry. If necessary, you can place a water ring round each plant and fill this
with water every day. A tried and tested method of watering tomato plants is to
place a plant pot made of plastic or, even better, of clay with a diameter of
13 to 15 cm in the ground right next to the plant and fill this with water
twice a day. When the weather is windy and hot, give sensitive plants extra
protection with a horticultural fleece.
Weeper Hoses are ideal for hedges and vegetable plant rows especially when you have low water pressure. The gentle drips do not cause damage and therefore are ideal for fragile plants and in the case of the GARDENA Weeper Hose result in a 70% water saving, perfect in areas where water restrictions apply.