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Observing your plants closely will help you know what is happening. Is there a crispy dry look to the plant, or a soggy, rotting aspect? Touch the soil on top and then dig in a little. If the top is crusty, dusty or cracked, you are likely in a low water condition. If it's smooth, damp or slick, you could be in an over-watering condition. The time you take to inspect the plant and the soil will be a great help in determining what the plant needs.
You need to know that there is a fine line between enough water and too much water. Watering to the point of bogginess will result in soggy roots and there is a real chance that you can kill a plant with kindness, as we say, as it can become oxygen-starved and die. On the other hand, many plants like these conditions. Water plants or bog plants love wet roots and thrive in over-watered conditions. Too little water and plants can just stop growing, wilt, and eventually die.
At my place, we have what we call water and weed Wednesday, although this summer it happens every day 😉. Before we weed the area, it gets a great soaking and then the weeding starts. Do small areas that you can reach easily otherwise you'll compact the soil mucking through it all. So, take it in little bits for that reason and of course, so it's not overwhelming. Another good thing about watering and weeding you will quickly understand how much water it takes to get water more than a couple of inches down. It is always best to get the weeds when they are small, but we all know that some grow super-fast and can get out of hand quickly. When the soil is moist weeds will for sure come out more easily with most of the root intact. This is especially helpful to know when you are trying to dig out Creeping Bellflower.
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