If we’ve just completed installing new plants for you, congratulations! To ensure the best possible outcomes for your garden, follow these important instructions for watering your plants:
Your new plantings require proper watering to ensure development of a healthy root system. To protect your new investment, deeply water your plants twice per week—especially in hot weather.
Watering Your New Plants
If possible, avoid using overhead sprinklers and instead use a garden hose or soaker hoses to water your plants. Ideally, water in the early morning, for at least 25 minutes. The length of time depends on the type of plant.
Visualize The Root Ball
You need to get water to the lowest part of the root ball and then some in
order to “grow” the roots downward into the soil. Thus, a tree root ball is about 30” deep, a shrub root ball is
about 24” deep, and a perennial plant is about 9” deep.
–You don’t have to water the entire garden in one day. Rather, rotate through various beds over a few days.
–DO NOT count on Mother Nature to provide an adequate watering schedule. Even if it rained recently or has been
overcast for several days, it is most likely insufficient water for your new plants.
–Your plants will tell you they need water if their leaves start to curl or the plant droops.
Hot Weather and Foliage
Click on this article to learn about signs of distress from your plants during hot weather.