With the amount of rain we’ve received across the state in the last few weeks, watering the garden may be the last thing on gardeners’ minds. However, as we all know, the rain clouds will disappear, and the temperature will heat up and start drying things out soon enough. When this happens, it’ll be time to roll out the hose, turn on the sprinkler system or fill the watering can and get some much-needed moisture to your plants. It’s no secret plants need water in order to survive, but how much you water can make a big difference in plant health. It also can affect your pocketbook. To help gardeners keep their plants well hydrated, but also keep a little cash in their pockets, here are some tips on how to water properly. First, don’t water every day. Instead, water deeply, but infrequently. Allowing the water to soak into the ground and letting the soil dry out between watering forces plants to produce strong, deep roots. Add mulch to your flower bed, around trees and even in your containers. It helps retain moisture, prevents erosion, controls weeds and increases soil quality. Although it seems obvious, don’t water the hardscapes. Your driveway, sidewalk or the street won’t gro...