TO BETTER UNDERSTAND PROPER WATERING HABITS FOR YOUR NEW LANDSCAPE PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING. WE HOPE YOU FIND THIS HELPFUL!!!
1. Water slowly and deeply until the root ball is fully saturated.
Watering slowly eliminates water wastes and run off. The plant will develop healthy deep roots with this practice.
2. How often do I water?
Monitor their moisture requirements.
Factors such as the amount of natural rainfall we have and the environment your plants are in- full sun or shade. Check the moisture before you water. This can be done with a moisture meter or by pulling back the mulch to inspect for a moist root ball.
Inspect newly planted trees every 3-4 days to see if watering is needed.
Shrubs require every 2-3 days inspection, and perennials should be inspected 1-2 days. In summer months, inspections may need to be more frequent.
3. Too much water can cause root rot.
Inspecting the root system prior to watering is very important. We suggest invest in a moisture meter at your local garden center.
4. Irrigation systems are a tool to help with watering, but…
It certainly makes the watering easier but you must be smarter than your irrigation system. Do not fully rely on the system to be full proof.
Monitor the days and times closely until you have a good understanding of how often the plants need water. Remember, seasons change and water amounts change with it. That means adjusting the irrigation system accordingly changing the set times and days as needed.
5. Going Out of Town
If you are going out of town make sure new plants will be watered by a neighbor, friend, or set the irrigation system to your best judgment.
6. Wilted leaves can result from plants being too wet or too dry.
Be sure to feel the soil to determine which scenario it may be before assuming anything. Simple concept- if the soil is dry then water slowly and deeply. If the soil is wet, lay off the watering.