Caring for plants requires patience and some gardening knowledge. Did you know that a simple pencil can help you determine how often to water? This System D tip will help you water your plants. One thing is for sure: your plant will only be better off. To have lush vegetation at home, some potted plants require some precautions. Watering is one of the good things you can do to grow your plants.

Why can the pencil help you water your plants?

You can take care of your houseplants with an everyday tool, so you will know if the potting soil is moist or not. It will help you grow lush plants and adjust your watering. Whether flowering plants or green plants, you will know better how much water you need to give them.

If plants don’t grow most often during drought, overwatering can lead to root rot. Worse, excess water can be more damaging than lack of water and cause plants to die. Can they recover from drought, abundant watering can lead to the death of plants.

When to use the pencil for your plants?

You will have understood: Moderate watering can help your plants grow well with lush foliage. However, a fundamental part of plant care is watering. To estimate this, you need to use a pencil. Start by sticking half of your pencil into the soil. Before watering your plant, take it outside and check the humidity. This will tell you if watering is needed or not.

After the pencil enters the soil, the moisture could stick to the walls of this object. If this is the case when you take it out, you should not water for a few days. However, if the humidity is light, you can use the watering can again. If you have succulents like cacti in your home, use the same trick on the soil of the pot. This trick is impressive for those who have difficulty maintaining their houseplants.   Some of them are ideal to scent your home.

Even though the pencil is an impressive tool for your interior and garden, there are still some points to consider. You need to make sure that your pencil is made of wood. The reason? This material will help you better estimate the moisture content, as the outer layer may become darker if the soil is wet. Note that this method only works for small to medium sized potted plants. Therefore, it is not suitable for planters or vegetable gardens. The last advice is to sharpen your pencil well when you poke the soil. Have a pruning tool available before you use your watering can.

You’ll get the idea: You don’t have to have a green thumb to take care of plants and witness a beautiful bloom or growth. A pencil is all you need to know when it’s time to water.