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If you have plants and flowers outside of your home, you should know they need ample amounts of water to stay alive through a hot Georgia summer. While giving your plants enough water is certainly a primary goal for southern homeowners, there is always a concern with offering too much water. It is important that you know what your flowers and plants need in terms of shade, sun and water. Overwatering your landscape can be a costly mistake.

How to Know How Much to Water Your Plants

You’ll need to get to know your plants in order to be comfortable with a proper watering schedule. First, feel the surface of the soil before you add water. If it’s dry, then you will need to add water. If that still leaves you questioning your plant’s water needs, however, you can also insert a spade into the soil and near the plant. Pull it back and examine the soil. If it feels moist within 6 to 12 inches deep, your plant is well-hydrated. If not, go ahead and reach for the garden hose or sprinkler. A lawn care expert can also explain the unique irrigation demands of your plant species as it pertains to how much sun it is getting in your yard.

Telltale Signs Your Plants Are Getting Too Much Water

Are you watering too often or holding the hose over your plants for too long? Learn the warning signs that you need to back off on your irrigation efforts. Here are some symptoms of an overwatered landscape:

  • Green soil, which is algae
  • New plant leaves are brown
  • No new plant growth
  • Rotted plant roots
  • Wilted plant leaves
  • Yellow lower plant leaves

Quick Tips for Proper Plant Watering

At Mobile Joe’s Landscaping, we can help you resolve the consequences of overwatering. Going forward, however, try to keep these watering tips in mind (especially when afternoon thunderstorms are frequent).

  • Consider mulching to reduce runoff.
  • Only water when needed (not after a hard rain).
  • Water in the mornings.
  • Focus on the roots and not the leave when watering.

Need help with watering and maintaining your flowers and plants? Call Mobile Joe’s Landscaping today to learn about our affordable lawn care plans.

Posted on behalf of Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 360-5604


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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM