Cathy Testa of Container Crazy CT is offering this service again this season. It is crucial to water your plants during the summer while away, especially those which you have been adoring since spring and those which may be producing fruit while you are away. For information, contact me via text at 860-977-9473 or DM on Facebook, and/or email me at email@example.com. I service areas near Broad Brook, surrounding towns, or if further away (10 miles), there is an additional charge for travel to your home or site. Watering is based on an hourly rate. I also inspect the plants for any signs of insects for you and contact you if you would like me to apply any treatments. See more information below. Thank you!
The fee is based on number of plants and location. For inquiries, feel free to text, email me, or call at 860-977-9473. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note this service is primarily for plants in pots, containers, planters, and not focused on landscape areas or new planted trees. My specialty is container gardening and knowing what plants need in pots and in container gardens. I also water small garden plots, community garden areas, or other items such as houseplants.
Water is one of the most crucial elements for success, especially during hot summer months when the plants tend to push out more blooms or fruits (as with tomatoes, peppers, etc.).
When we don’t water appropriately, based on location, sunlight, conditions, and pot types as well as the plant types, plants begin to suffer. Did you know that insects (the bad ones) tend to visit weaker plants? They prey on the weak. So if you neglect watering, this tends to occur.
Monitoring for Insects
Also, as I visit, I inspect the plants to keep an eye out for any critters or pruning needs.
Again, I find this service invaluable for my own plants. It took me years to find the right person who truly understood my plants. You can’t just douse a plant with tons of water on “one day” and leave them be. It has to be based on the needs of the plant type and also the fact that soils in pots need air too – and excellent drainage. It is an appropriate balance of water and air.
Feeding and Care
If you wish to have some water soluble feeding done while away (also during summers is often needed by many annuals or other types of plants), this may be added to the services as desired.
I’m located in Broad Brook (East Windsor, CT) and will go 10-15 mile radius from my location. And hopefully I won’t be on vacation the same week as you!