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Season Guide to Watering Your Garden

Are your plants feeling parched and wilted during the scorching summer days? Just like you, your plants experience thirst and require hydration to grow effectively and ward off pests and diseases. But how much water should you give your garden? It’s a tricky question that is influenced by various environmental factors, such as weather, time of year, and the type of plants you’re cultivating.

To keep your landscape healthy and hydrated, you need to be aware of some fundamental watering techniques that can make the most of every last drop.

Here are some watering tips that you can follow based on seasonal changes to keep your garden lush and healthy:

Watering Schedules

The amount of water you need to supply to your garden depends on the season and the amount of rain. In the cooler months, plants don’t grow as quickly, if at all, and therefore don’t need as much moisture to support their stems and leaves. Yet other plants such as shrubs and perennials still require water. It may be a challenge to keep on top of a schedule, but with some effort you can keep your plants flourishing – even in hotter weather.


Mother Nature will take care of a lot of the watering as there is usually more rain in the spring. Try to keep track of the amount of rain you are receiving. You could still require supplementing it with hosing if you get less than one inch per week.


You’ll need to step in with additional watering as the climate warms up and periods of drought develop. You should expect to water your plants every day to prevent them from wilting when the temperature rises above 29 °C.


Since temperatures start to fall and rain tends to increase, the end of the growing season often won’t require as much watering. Also, in order to prepare for the winter, most hardy plants will begin to slow down their growth and lose leaves, necessitating less watering (around twice a week).


With Australia being such a vast country there are different depths of cold during our winter months. Some areas will just have to follow the Autumn schedule.

The colder areas will only need to water before the first frost and after your hardy plants have entered their winter dormancy. Once there is snow on the ground you can stop watering until Spring.

Installing a Rain Gauge

By monitoring the rain in your area with a reliable rain gauge, you can ensure that your plants receive enough water to thrive. Remember to place it far from trees or obstructions for the most accurate reading.

No matter the season, having a gorgeous garden is achievable when you follow these watering tips. Whether it’s hot in summer or cool and wet in winter, be sure to give your plants just enough H2O – too much or too little can cause some serious damage!

And just remember that Local Expert can help you every step of the way, creating the garden of your dreams. With gardening services tailored just for you – we ensure a #JobWellDone every time with our service guarantee!

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