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Watering in Oxfordshire

Using the proper way to water your garden can make a big difference in your plants looking great or wilted and dying. If you visit The Garden Centre Guide and check the garden centres in Oxfordshire, you will find that they have all sorts of watering equipment available, such as sprinkler and drip irrigation systems, garden hoses with a variety of sprinkler attachments to choose from, as well as that old faithful, the watering can. Following is a list of the different types of watering methods for gardens and how to use them in your garden.

Drip irrigation

Also referred to as trickle irrigation, with this method of watering, the water goes directly to the soil, which is better than water spraying over the whole plant. As the name implies, drip irrigation works by slowly dripping water into the soil around the plant. Less water is used with this method because most of the water soaks into the soil with very little being lost to evaporation.

Since it only waters the roots, the leaves of plants have less chance of developing fungal diseases from getting wet. Drip irrigation is great for watering gardens located on hillsides because the slow flow of the water will not result in soil erosion.

Sprinkler irrigation

This method of watering is exceptionally convenient because large areas can be watered at the same time without any effort from you. The range of sprinkler watering systems includes multiple sprinklers that have automatic timers, to the familiar single sprinkler that it attached to a garden hose. This system is best used when there is little to no wind, to reduce evaporation.

Hand watering

For those with small gardens, hand watering is perfect when using a garden hose, and a watering can for potted plants on patios or decks. For indoor potted plants, a simple jug can be used for watering purposes. Bear in mind though, to check the soil of indoor plants to see if they need water, to avoid over-watering.

Watering trees and shrubs

Some trees and shrubs, especially those that have been recently planted, do need irrigation, unlike the older ones with their deep roots that only need watering under drought conditions. Also, since they are the biggest plants in a garden, they usually need more water than lawns and other small plants. It’s a good idea if you’re using automatic sprinkler or drip irrigation system, to concentrate these around the smaller plants in the garden. Trees and shrubs can be given more water by hand as and when necessary.

When to water

Early morning, especially during the hot summer months, is the best time to water plants and lawns. Watering at this time of the day gives the water a chance to soak in before the sun has time to cause evaporation. Watering at night should be avoided because with the plants being in the water all through the night, fungal diseases can develop. Fungal disease can also be avoided by watering around the bottom of the plant where possible and not the foliage.

Whether you have a large or small garden, and whatever watering method you choose, you can be sure that by simply visiting The Garden Centre Guide, all your garden watering supplies needs will be met. The Garden Centre Guide will show you the garden centres near you and you can browse at your leisure, through all the different types of watering methods for gardens they have to offer.

A40 Nursery and Garden Centre

67 Old Witney Road Eynsham
Witney, OX29 4PU

Abingdon Garden Plants

Lodge Hill
Abingdon, OX14 2JD

Applegarth Nurseries

Banbury Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 5SY

B&Q Abingdon

11, Nuffield Way
Abingdon, OX14 1RL

B&Q Banbury

Marley Way Industrial Estate
Banbury, OX16 2RL

B&Q Witney

Thorney Leys Park Ducklington
Witney, OX28 4GF

Bampton Garden Plants

Buckland Road
Bampton, OX18 2AA

Barn Farm

Wardington
Banbury, OX17 1SN

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

Bicester Avenue, Oxford Road
Bicester, OX25 2NY

Burford Garden Company

Shilton Road
Burford, OX18 4PA

Cassington Nurseries

Yarnton Road
Witney, OX29 4DY

Charlton Park Garden Centre

Charlton Road
Wantage, OX12 8EP

Chilton, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Newbury Road Chilton
Didcot, OX11 0QN

Chinnor Garden Centre

Thame Road
Chinnor, OX39 4QS

Eldridge Growers

Oak Cottage, Ardley Road
Bicester, OX25 4AD

Farnborough Garden Centre

The Bungalow
Banbury, OX17 1EL

Fieldfare Nurseries

Field Fair
Witney, OX29 8AA

Freeland Gardens

Freeland Gardens Cottage, Wroslyn Road
Witney, OX29 8AQ

Hillier Garden Centre Banbury

Compton Road
Banbury, OX16 2PR

Hilltop Garden Centre & Nursery

Witney Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 3AS

Homebase Abingdon

Marcham Road
Abingdon, OX14 1BY

Homebase Banbury

Southam Road
Banbury, OX16 2AD

Homebase Bicester

Launton Rd Retail Park, Launton Rd
Bicester, OX26 4JQ

Homebase Oxford Botley Road

Unit 1 Seacourt Towers
Oxford, OX2 0JJ

Homebase Oxford Cowley

Horsepath Driftway
Oxford, OX3 7JN

Lashlake Nurseries

Chinnor Road
Thame, OX9 3QZ

M J Gee

Garden Cottage, Pyrton
Watlington, OX49 5AN

Marcham Plants

Hyde Farm Nurseries, Abingdon Road
Abingdon, OX13 6NX

Mill View Plant Centre

Ladder Hill
Oxford, OX33 1HY

Millets Farm Garden Centre - Frosts

Kingston Road Frilford
Abingdon, OX13 5HB

Newington Nurseries

Newington
Wallingford, OX10 7AW

Nicholson Nurseries

The Park, North Aston
Bicester, OX25 6HL

North Leigh Garden Centre

101 Park Road
Witney, OX29 6SB

Notcutts Garden Centre-Oxford

Mattocks Nurseries Nuneham Courtenay
Oxford, OX44 9PY

Oxford Garden Centre

Southern By Pass
South Hinksey, OX1 5AR

Pivotal Contracts

The Old Dairy, Prescott Manor, Cropredy
Banbury, OX17 1PF

Purely Plants

142A Wantage Road
Wallingford, OX10 0LU

Root One

High Road
Wallingford, OX10 0PT

Susie Bond

142A Wantage Road
Wallingford, OX10 0LU

Toad Hall Garden Centre

Marlow Road
Henley on Thames, RG9 3AG

Waterperry Gardens

Wheatley
Oxford, OX33 1JZ

Wickes Banbury

SOUTHAM ROAD
BANBURY, OX16 2RR

Wickes Bicester

LAUNTON ROAD
BICESTER, OX26 6PZ

Wickes Oxford

Botley Road
Oxford, Ox2 0Ha

Wilkinson Banbury

20/23 Bridge Street
Banbury, OX16 5PN

Wilkinson Bicester

3 Market Square, Bicester
Bicester, OX26 6AA

Wilkinson Cowley

Unit B, 1-2 The Square, Templars Square Shopping Centre
Cowley, OX4 3UZ

Wilkinson Didcot

Market Place
Didcot, OX11 7LE

Wyatt

Cottage Farm, Church Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 6LF

Wyatts

Hill Barn Farm
Chipping Norton, OX7 5SH

Yarnton Home & Garden

Sandy Lane
Kidlington, OX5 1PA