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Is Watering Plants At Night Bad?

Popular in cold climates, nighttime watering is a practice debated by some experts as it is credited with causing diseases in lawns. However, it can also be a way to reduce the amount of money invested in water.

The danger and benefit of night irrigation after sunset depends on the climate in which it is found and how it is carried out.

Although an option is to water the plants at the end of the day, it has been shown that it is not highly recommended, since plants may not even take advantage of it, since the plants - like us - reduce their metabolic activity, when they are resting. Hence, they require more water in the morning to be able to stay active during the day. In addition, if plants are watered in the evening, the soil will remain humid for much longer - due to the coolness and the dew at night - and it can favor the appearance of fungi.

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DANGERS

While nighttime watering can be good for your lawn, it can also be detrimental, as we mentioned earlier.

What happens is that this activity can make the grass vulnerable to fungal diseases like powdery mildew, a parasitic fungus that causes spots on plants and then dries them out.

This problem occurs especially if irrigation is done with sprinklers, which causes moisture to remain in the air longer on cold nights, opening the door for the entry of fungi.

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BENEFITS

However, watering at night has several benefits. One of these benefits occurs in dry climates because using irrigation hoses allows less water to evaporate at night than during the day.

Less evaporation immediately produces another advantage: it reduces water waste which helps to reduce the cost of this type of service.

And because the climate is dry, the lawn does not spend as much time wet as in humid areas, which greatly reduces the chances that the lawn will contract diseases.

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Popular in cold climates, nighttime watering is a practice debated by some experts as it is credited with causing diseases in lawns. However, it can also be a way to reduce the amount of money invested in water.

The danger and benefit of night irrigation after sunset depends on the climate in which it is found and how it is carried out.

Popular in cold climates, nighttime watering is a practice debated by some experts as it is credited with causing diseases in lawns. However, it can also be a way to reduce the amount of money invested in water.

And it is that the danger and benefit of night irrigation, which consists of applying the vital liquid to the lawn after sunset, depends on the climate in which it is found and on the way in which it is carried out.

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DANGERS

While nighttime watering can be good for your lawn, it can also be detrimental, as we mentioned earlier.

What happens is that this activity can make the grass vulnerable to fungal diseases like powdery mildew, a parasitic fungus that causes spots on plants and then dries them out.

This problem occurs especially if irrigation is done with sprinklers, which causes moisture to remain in the air longer on cold nights, opening the door for the entry of fungi.

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BENEFITS

However, watering at night has several benefits. One of these benefits occurs in dry climates because using irrigation hoses allows less water to evaporate at night than during the day.

Less evaporation immediately produces another advantage: it reduces water waste which helps to reduce the cost of this type of service.

And because the climate is dry, the lawn does not spend as much time wet as in humid areas, which greatly reduces the chances that the lawn will contract diseases.

 

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