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Yes, there will be some upkeep. But it won't be hard! According to Martinelli, this time of year is when you should actually scale back on watering and stop fertilizing altogether. "You want to start up again in the spring, which is a good time to re-pot plants," she added.
And, if you're not totally sure about a particular plant's needs, de Give recommends poking around about an inch into the soil. "If you feel moisture, then you do not have to water," she explains. "If the soil is dry or if you know it will dry out during the day because of the sun or hot weather, then you should water thoroughly. Watering deeply and less often is better than watering a little bit every day."
Inspired yet? Feeling smug and superior to those people with access to "roofs" or whatever? Good, now grow something.
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