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potbound
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MF – If your hanging baskets are drying out too quickly you could try grouping them together so they shade each other. This should help reduce evaporation and decrease the need to water so often.

Another way to cut down on watering is to mix Soil Moist (little water holding "agro-polymers") into the potting mix before you plant. These little beads capture water that normally passes by the root zone. As the soil dries out, the stored moisture is released back to the plants.

If plants are really dry, it's a good idea to dunk the whole basket in a bucket of water to ensure that the soil is completely soaked.