STEP 3: HANG ON BEFORE YOU WATER
Succulents are sturdy little guys and can tolerate droughts with ease and will only need to be watered every other week. Once a week in very hot weather. You are more likely to kill a succulent with over-watering than under-watering so think less is more and when in doubt…don’t water.
It may be possible to hook up your planters or pots to your existing irrigation. If not, you will have to water them yourself. See this as less of a chore and more about making a connection with your plants and an opportunity to check that all is well. I find watering quite therapeutic!
If watering is required, a good drenching for both succulents and herbs are what they like. Water well and let it drain. Wait a minute and water again to ensure that all the soil has been moistened and the plants have had a good drink.
Drainage is key and especially with succulents and herbs, it is important that the soil drains well and does not remain soggy. Wait for the soil to dry between watering.
Other plant categories (including herbs) may need a bit more watering especially if they are in a hot position. Once a week in winter and twice a week in summer should do it.
A very diluted organic fertiliser or some worm tea every now and then won’t go amiss.