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Congratulations on your new plantings, now it's time to keep them growing and healthy!Below we provide you with a guide on how to care for your newly planted trees and shrubs.
SOIL CONDITIONS • A new plant or tree should not become completely dry during the first growing season. However too much water can limit oxygen and can kill the plant. Checking soil conditions is critical to establishing a healthy plant. Please keep the following in mind: ◦ Newly planted trees & shrubs should be checked for watering needs 2-3 times each week. ◦ Soggy soil WILL drown a plant ◦ Dry, hard or powdery soil indicates that water is needed ◦ The heavier the soil, the longer it retains moistureWATERING • It is ALWAYS best to water deeply and less often than it is to provide a small amount of water frequently, so when you water, water deeply. • Deeply rooted trees and shrubs are less susceptible to future stress such as heat and drought. • Soak each new plant using a garden hose with a steady stream, moving the water around the drip line (outside edge of the root system). This should take approximately 5-10 minutes for a tree and 2-5 minutes for a shrub • Water your new tree or shrub slowly to prevent water run off. • Rainfall of 1” or more can eliminate the need to water but only for a few days, be sure to resume your regular watering schedule within two days of a heavy rain.NOTES ON IRRIGATION SYSTEMS • Irrigation systems and sprinklers are truly designed for turf and do not supply enough water to encourage deep root growth & establish newly planted trees and shrubs.Protect your new investment by watering properly. You will be rewarded with strong & healthy plants that add beauty to your environment. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email or call ...we are here to help!
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