in article Y8ZWa.1813$ firstname.lastname@example.org, Kathy at
email@example.com wrote on 8/2/03 6:00 PM:
You certainly can overwater. Have you measured how much water you use? If
you water by hand, see how long it takes to fill a gallon jug. Then report
back to us how much water you use, and how big an area is covered. To help
more, convert you expended water into the equivalent number of inches of
rain. Also tell us how often you water at that level.
How much are you watering at a time ? It is better to give a deep
watering once a week, then 3 shallow ones. The deep watering causes the
roots to go deeper thereby avoiding drought.
A simple rule of thumb is 1-2 inches of water per week. If you do it
slow so it soaks in and doesn't run off you should be able to do it once
Unless my math is off, a gallon of water is 231 cubic inches. So a
gallon would give an inch of water over an area 10 inches by 23 inches,
or 15 inches by 15 inches.
PS don't forget the whole root zone needs the 1-2 inches
Larry Blanchard wrote:
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