Summertime can be a challenging season to keep your crops healthy. During the dry and hot season, it may take a lot of water and money to yield the crops you have in mind. Check out these three foolproof tips to help you achieve the best, healthiest crops with less money and hassle.
- Healthy Soil Yields Healthy Crops
- Manage Weeds from the Start
- Use the Proper Irrigation System
A healthy crop begins with healthy soil. In fact, you may always struggle with your crops unless you give the soil the TLC it needs. Sandy soil will not retain moisture long enough to give your crops the necessary moisture. Adding plenty of compost to the soil each growing season will ensure it is nutrient-rich to promote healthy crop growth.
Dealing with weeds is one of the biggest challenges that farmers and gardeners face. Pesky weeds can outcompete or smother your crops, which leaves them difficult to harvest or negatively impacts crop growth. For best results, start dealing with weeds immediately with proper garden cultivation practices. Weeds are easiest to manage before they grow out of control.
The number one way to ensure your crops receive the water they need to be healthy is to install a drip irrigation system. You will be able to deliver water to the crops’ roots which is the most effective way to irrigate. With a drip irrigation system, you can also save money on watering costs because you are watering the roots only, instead of wasting water spraying the crops’ leaves.
To achieve a healthy crop this summer, contact the irrigation experts at WP Law, Inc. We can help you find and install the best irrigation system to help you achieve your crop production goals.