Nature doesn’t take time off, so make sure you are respecting a minimum set of rules when trying to take care of your garden.
During the active growing season, more water often moves up than it does down. Look at all the big plants, such as trees and shrubs, in your landscape. They’re like big straws stuck in the ground.
All those roots, branches, and leaves are sucking water up from the soil, usually at a time when there’s little rain to replenish it.
The bigger the leaves get and the more flowers that bloom translates into more water being removed from the soil systems.