Posted: 17/05/2016 at 23:11
Emmapynn, no brown grass does not mean too much watering. It will simply produce lush green.
yes, you can over water.......roots will not go deep to search for moisture and plants will suffer when watering stops. Water thoroughly at planting time; water again well a day or so later and then mulch well. Water only plants that need extra water....hostas, perennial lobelias, astilbes, hostas, acteas etc...and not yet established plants. Too much water produces too lush...and, paradoxically, weaker growth susceptable to pests and less resilient to strong winds.
Pots? Depends on what you are growing but most will need copious watering every day even if it rains.
I keep my veg patch fairly moist up to mid summer for carrots, onions and salad crops and then ease off except for beans and lettuce. Carrots grow esp well for me....dry, wet, dry wet produces tough split roots so maintaining regular but low moisture for them produces very tasty carrots.
Must confess I love watering. With selective watering and thick mulching I manage to have a lush looking garden in the hottest of summers. Keeps me cool too