Water is an essential factor to newly planted trees and shrubs. When your plant is first installed, it should be watered thoroughly:
- WEEK 1 Every other day
- WEEK 2-4 Every 3rd day
- WEEK 4+ Once a week until the end of the growing season
- If rainfall has reduced or increased (or if water restrictions occur) be sure to water wisely. You may need to alter the watering schedule. When in doubt, dig into the soil along the side of the root ball and examine the soil. If it is dry, it needs water more often. If it is wet (meaning the soil is sticking to your shovel or you see standing water), scale back on the watering.
Additional Watering Guidelines:
- 1-5 gallon plant material- Use full water pressure for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- 7-20 gallon plant material -Use full water pressure for 2-3 minutes.
- 1- 2” caliper trees- Use full water pressure for 4 minutes.
- 3- 6” caliper trees- Use full water pressure for 6 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE: If your soil has completely dried, you will need to water slowly. Most of the water will run off. In this case, triple the time needed and trickle the water onto the soil around the plant