every project, we strive to give your plants every chance
for success. All that is required from you is to water.
We have prepared these instructions for you to use as a
guide, but you are always welcome to call us with any questions
you may have.
and Large Shrubs
Water weekly by setting the end of the hose at the base
of the plant and turning the water on to just a slow, steady,
trickle (allowing a deep watering of their large root systems).
Water each plant approximately 20-25 gallons (sometimes
20-30 minutes at slow trickle is necessary).
Shrubs (under 4 feet)
Water three times weekly, approximately 2 gallons per plant.
Water three times weekly, approximately 1 gallon per plant.
Water daily for the first week, three times weekly for the
second week, and beyond that approximately 1/2 gallon per
plant per week.
Water daily until you can no longer pull the sod free from the
ground. Check the sod as you are watering to see if the water
has penetrated all the way through each piece. Be careful when
using a sprinkler that all areas are watered evenly.
Water only after a good rain has soaked the ground. Water as
necessary to keep the area from becoming excessively dry. Cut
only after grass is sufficiently rooted (mower will suck small
seedlings out of the ground).
Notes on Watering:
Use the Finger Test - pull mulch aside at the base of the plant
you are checking and push your finger down into the soil (the
soil should be evenly moist). Repeat for a few different kinds
of plants and locations.
It is best not to use a hose with a spray nozzle on the end
as these constrict flow, requiring longer watering. While spray
nozzles are not recommended, watering wands with breakers are
nice, especially for annuals and delicate perennials.
Hot weather is deadly to new plants! Water more as needed.
Winter watering is sometimes required on some evergreens (especially
in windy or very sunny locations). Antidessicants (Wiltpruf)
are often a good idea for fall planted evergreens.
Always be on the lookout for signs of pests or plants that look
different (yellowing, wilting, etc.). Never feel that any question
you might have is a dumb one! Feel free to call! Enjoy your