Night watering can expose your plants to more diseases. Because your plant foliage will likely stay wet during the night, it makes for an environment that diseases love to grow in.
So, when is the best time to water the garden?
- Best: Early morning, between 5 am and 9am.
- Great: Evenings with a sprinkler or garden hose; this can help eliminate chances of diseases that come from wet foliage.
- Okay, not ideal: Midday watering is not efficient since the water will evaporate more quickly.