Once plants are installed, the watering becomes the responsibility of the homeowner. We cannot stress how important watering is-especially during the first full growing season of your plants. Below are some basic guidelines to follow. Please remember that a plant can be “killed with kindness” from over watering as easy as it may die due to lack of water.
When to Water
The best time of the day to water is in the morning before the heat of the day.
How to Water
- Check plant material at least once a week up until the fall (Oct./Nov.) during the first growing season
- This is especially important during the summer months (June-Sept.)
- Water thoroughly if natural rainfall is insufficient
- Water when the soil around the plant feels dry at a depth of 1-2” (allow soil to dry between each watering)
- Apply water to trees and shrubs by placing a hose at the base of the truck/stems, allowing the water to run at a slow trickle long enough to saturate the entire root zone
- Water perennials around their stems close to soil/mulch line with a watering device such as a “watering wand”
- A rotary sprinkler works best for large areas of groundcover
- Soil and plant type may also affect how we water
- Use common sense