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How to Water your New Trees and Shrubs

Watering your new trees and shrubs is crucial to keeping them alive! The first 6 weeks are the most critical. Many people make the mistake and OVERWATER their plants. We want to help you avoid doing that. 

After your new plant is in the ground, give it a good and heavy drink with a hose. The next day, do the same. This insures that it has been watered in properly. On the days following, (on average) you want to try to water every 3-4 days or so. This should average about 1-2 days a week for the first couple of months. Keep in mind, this may change if we get a good amount of rain during the week or if your soil holds water or drains quickly. Before you go and water your new plant, make sure that the ground is not water logged. If you continue to water an area that is already wet, your tree will be overwatered and die. 

When watering with a hose, make sure the end of your hose is down by the roots. You want to be sure you are not watering the foliage of your tree. Especially during the heat of the summer. This can cause sun scorch. Water the base of the tree for about 1-2 minutes. Enough for the water to soak all of the roots. 

After the first couple of months, you can taper back your watering to every 7-10 days.


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