- 1). Fill your plastic watering can at a sink or outside using a hose. Don't overfill the can so that it spills as you carry it.
Geraniums need evenly moist soil.geranium image by photografika from Fotolia.com
Water plants deeply from your plastic watering can. Most plants do best with a deep watering every few days instead of a light sprinkling daily. Put your finger into the soil. It should feel moist, but not soggy, 2 inches under the surface. Aim to achieve this balance in your watering. Don't allow plants to wilt before watering.
- 3). Water the soil only with your plastic watering can. Avoid wetting the plant leaves as this can spread disease.
Plants have varying water and fertilizer needs.pot plant image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com
Fertilize your plants. Mix liquid fertilizer according to package directions in a designated plastic watering can used only for that purpose. Plants vary in their need for feeding, so check with a garden specialist about your specific plants.