Save your dying lawn and plants

7:04 AM, Jul 9, 2012   |    comments
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WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- During this dry hot weather you may find your plants and flowers looking crispy.

Our resident gardening expert, Rick Vuyst, or "Mr. Green Thumb" gives us some tips on how to revive your lawn and plants.

First he says don't water in the afternoon or evenings. At noon fifty percent of the water is evaporated. Watering in the evening makes your plants susceptible to disease. Water in the morning hours for the best results.

Your water needs one to one and a half inches of water a week. Currently West Michigan has only had a half inch of water for more than four weeks.

Sprinklers work for grass, but not for plants. Plants need deep watering with a garden house to drench them.

For potted plants where the dirt shrank to the inside of the pot, poke holes in it, so the water won't run off. Instead it will get deep into the root system. Follow these tips and your plants and lawn will make it through this dry season.



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