How should I water my hanging baskets

Beautiful hanging basket arrangements look eye catching by your front door or in the garden, but they can be challenging to keep watered. Watering hanging baskets correctly can give you stronger and healthier flowering plants.

Moisture level

The majority of plants like to live in moist soil that is constantly damp, but not wet. Some plants prefer much drier living conditions. Try and take the time to learn each plant’s needs to ensure you aren’t over or under watering.

Keeping an eye on the moisture level is key. Sometimes you can be deceived by a layer of dry soil on the surface only to dig a little deeper and find that the soil is actually still rather moist.

When watering, make sure you do so only on the soil and not on the leaves as this will ensure that your plant will receive all the water it needs through its roots.

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Monitoring the moisture level of soil is key

Long Reach Watering

Water your baskets thoroughly with a lance

How should I water my hanging basket?

In summer, you may need to water your basket everyday, ensure that it is thoroughly watered with the compost soaked through. A good gauge for whether they have received enough is when water begins to appear from the bottom of the hanging basket. This deep watering ensures all of the soil has a supply of water and encourages the roots to grow further down to make your plants stronger and healthier.

However, ensure your basket has adequate drainage so it doesn’t become water-logged. You can do this by cutting some holes in the liner if required.

When watering hanging baskets that are out of reach a Lance can be used to make the job easy, without the need to stretch. They can also be used to water pots without the need to bend down and can target plants where they need the water.

Use the gentle Rose Spray spray pattern on the lance rather than a Jet Spray that may be too powerful for your delicate flowers.

Automatic watering for hanging baskets

For the ultimate in fuss-free watering, our Easy Drip System and Intelligent Automatic Watering Controllers can be set up to water your baskets automatically, perfect for when you’re on holiday. Simply install a bespoke system of micro irrigation hose from the tap to your baskets, adding in our micro drippers around your flowers. The Easy Drip Micro Kit is perfect for this purpose, complete with everything you need to water up to 15 containers. The drippers will water the soil directly at certain times of the day as programmed by the controller.  Our Sensor Controllers water daily at the best time for your plants, at sunrise and sunset to avoid leaf scorch and evaporation.

Our Cloud Controller even lets you control your garden watering from your mobile phone (IOS and Android), letting you update a watering schedule as weather conditions change.

Controllers can be easily programmed to water your baskets when you’re on holiday