Here's a piece of landscaping advice a lot of us follow -- but should we?

If you think that watering your lawn or plants while it's sunny out will cause the plants to scorch -- we've heard this too -- it turns out we've been wrong all this time.

There's good reasons to water when the sun isn't at its strongest -- more water gets absorbed by the soil and less will evaporate, making your watering efforts more effective.

But, watering when it's sunny won't burn your plants. According to the BBC, "The idea that water would act like a magnifying glass and scold a plant is simply not true."