Watering Instructions for Plants:
The first two weeks after the installation of your plants is critical to their survival. Plan to be available to "baby" your new plants during this important time of establishment. Watering every 3-4 days is necessary for trees and shrubs. Perennials and groundcovers should be watered more often because their root balls are much smaller, approximately every 2-3 days. Ideally, water is best applied early in the day but it is more important to water thoroughly and deeply than to worry about the time of day. The thing to remember about plant establishment is WATER, WATER, and WATER.
Watering for New Garden Installations:
New installations should always be watered immediately after planting. It is important to keep new plantings and young plants well-watered as their root system has not fully developed. Make sure to check the soil right around the base of the plants as this soil may dry out faster than soil in. between plants. Too much water can encourage disease and cause plant death, so it’s important to pay attention to the climate and the location of the plants to determine when and how much to water. Always check soil moisture before watering by sticking your finger in the soil up to the second knuckle. If the soil is moist, don’t water.
Spring Perennial Plantings
Summer Perennial Plantings
Fall Perennial Plantings
Watering Your Trees:
The best way to be sure that your newly planted or established trees are getting the right amount of water is to use slow-release watering bags. Watering bags deliver a high volume of water directly to the root system with no run-off or evaporation, helping to significantly reduce the effects of drought and transplant shock.
Watering Bag Schedule: