Watering Plants In Sun And Leaf Burn

Gardener watering with a hose

It is a common rule in gardening to avoid watering plants in the sunniest and hottest part of the day. It’s understandable that even seasoned gardeners might wonder, is watering plants in the sun bad? It turns out that the idea that midday watering can cause leaf scorch is a myth.  What is Leaf Scorch?  Leaf scorch is a physiological condition that results from poor environmental conditions. It is not an infectious disease. Leaf scorch looks like burned, brown, and dead areas of leaf tissue.  Does Watering Grass in the Sun Burn it?   This is an extremely persistent myth. There is no evidence that water on a leaf surface in the sun and heat will burn or scorch it. And yet, people notice a correlation, but it is coincidental or indirect.  The underlying cause of leaf scorch is inadequate moisture in the leaves. This can result from a host of […]

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