Proper drainage is crucial to plant health. A few months ago, no one in San Diego was worried about too much moisture, much less drowning. But after months of rainy weather (can you believe it?), this happening to some potted plants residing on San Diego’s commercial properties.
Proper drainage should be a consideration for the following reasons:
- Most pottery on commercial properties does not have holes for drainage
- Plants need oxygen to survive
- After heavy rains, the trapped water can actually suffocate a plant
How drainage works
The white pipe is a vent tube. Its purpose is allow gardeners and maintenance workers to drain the standing water that could suffocate a potted plant.
They also exist near trees, like this one:
Vents tubes are helpful for drainage, especially under very wet conditions. Gardeners that work for commercial landscape companies should have access to hand pumps they can use to suction the water out of a pot or away from a tree.
Removing excess water from potted plants could be considered an extra. Meaning, the service is not detailed in most commercial landscape maintenance specifications. Other examples are removing obsolete tree poles and resource management. Performing these “extras” is what separates a landscape manager from a typical landscape maintenance company.
If your potted plants are drowning in storm water and you’re current landscaper isn’t doing anything about it, you might need help from the experts at Heaviland.
Contact Heaviland Landscape today at firstname.lastname@example.org to get proper care for your potted plants and trees.