Water Quest Report - Preparing Your Plants For The Summer 03/28/13
CBS 7 News
March 28, 2013
WEST TEXAS - Warmer temperatures are arriving early this year and with dry conditions expected to continue, water experts say now is the time to condition your plants. Just like Olympic athletes train for the summer games, your plants and lawns need the same conditioning to prepare for a hot, dry summer.
The heat is upon us and earlier this year than usual, providing a unique opportunity.
"It actually increases the growing season the same as it is for the agriculture producer," said Darrell Peckham, Hydrogeologist, Water Quest, Inc.
Hydrogeologist Darrell Peckham says now is the time to give your plants and lawns some TLC before the extreme temperatures hit.
"As the plants are emerging from the winter, and starting with tr new growth it's really a critical time to have enough moisture to be a strong sturdy plant so it can handle dryer warmer conditions later in the year," said Peckham.
Climatologists predict it's going to be another dry summer and your plants need to be ready to endure the heat.
"Having a healthier plant during a stressful situation is actually easier to get them through the stressful periods than trying to take a plant that's already stressed when you're having a hard time getting the moisture to the plants," said Peckham.
Peckham says a deep soaking this spring several times per week should do the job.