Watering - This is the number one reason for plant loss.

PLANT CARE

Watering – This is the number one reason for plant loss.

Too much water may be as harmful to your new tree as too little water.  Do not over-water or leave the soil saturated for a long period of time.  One inch of water/rain per week for newly planted trees is the general rule.  To determine actual moisture content, dig four to eight inches into the soil close to the root mass with a trowel or shovel.  If the soil is dry at this depth, it is time to irrigate!  A general guideline is 3 waterings for the first week, 2 the second week, then once every week after that through the first year (excluding winter).  Some deciduous shrubs may require additional watering.  Please consult our garden centers for specifics.