3. only water when needed
Water less often, but thoroughly. Too much water can be just as damaging to the plant as too little. Watering one to two times per week is usually sufficient for a flower bed.
4. water at the base of the plant
Be careful not to get the leaves or blooms wet when watering. Wet leaves can develop burn marks and become diseased leaves. Getting the blooms wet will result in water spots or knocked off petals.
5. Use proper Watering tools
We do not recommend watering your plants with a bucket. This will lead to overwatering and it is difficult to water just the roots with a bucket. We recommend a hose long enough to reach your furthest area of your garden, a spray nozzle with different settings, and a watering can with a long spout. A spray hose comes in handy for many reasons. Use the misting setting when you have fresh soil covering seeds. During sprouting or with mature plants use a setting to localize more efficiently. A watering can with a long spout will help you target the root areas without watering the blooms or leaves.