Without a regular soaking of water from downpours, gardens can begin to look thirsty and stressed. This is particularly noticeable if you have sandy or stony soil, where even a deluge of rain soaks straight into the earth without leaving standing puddles.
While it makes sense to give the ground a good soaking to get moisture deep into it, give it a ‘rest’ before attempting any planting. It’s important to use precious water wisely and make every single drop count.
Install a water butt
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