Improper watering is one of the most common causes of poor plant performance in the garden and landscape, gardening experts say. Watering too little or too much, too often or not often enough can lead to a multitude of problems.
Find out how to appropriately water your garden and landscape at the next Digging Deeper educational series set for 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 4, with Clallam County Master Gardeners Tom del Hotal, Susan Kalmar and Roger Steinert, at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.
Their presentation, “Watering the Garden and Landscape,” explains efficient and effective watering practices outlining the key principles of watering including where to water, the timing and amount of water needed and the impact of soil type.
The trio will highlight selected garden problems that result from improper watering and discuss ways to conserve water in the garden and landscape.
Del Hotal, Kalmar and Steinert will review different irrigation systems, focusing on drip irrigation. Attendees will be able to examine drip system components and practice setting up a drip system themselves.
Free and open to the public, Master Gardener Digging Deeper educational series sessions are held the first and third Saturdays of most months. Though this presentation will be held in-person and outdoors, attendees will be asked to mask regardless of COVID vaccination status and maintain an appropriate distance from others.
A team of Clallam County Master Gardeners will also be available at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to answer all gardening questions.
Attendees are encouraged to check the Clallam County Master Gardener online calendar for updates about the location of the talk at extension.wsu.edu/clallam/master-gardener-calendar.
For more information about “Watering the Garden and Landscape” or the Digging Deeper series, call 360-477-0116.