University of Washington
3501 Northeast 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Proper watering can be a life-saver for your trees, shrubs, perennials, edibles, and lawn, especially with the record-breaking heat and drought. In the Pacific Northwest, under-watering and overwatering are two of the most common mistakes that cause plant decline, pest and disease problems, and even plant death. Determining the type of soil you have in your garden or lawn is a vital ingredient in knowing when, and how much, to water the specific plants in your garden. Providing them with just the right amount of water also helps conserve this precious natural resource!