It’s November.  Did you just install trees or shrubs?

Did you know that watering is a task that should not be forgotten?

New plantings still require water to help with their root establishment (which can take about one or two seasons). Remember, it’s windy and wind can dry out a plant really fast if they haven’t been watered at time of planting.

For planting success here are watering guidelines:

For container plants up to 15 gallons
You can use an open-ended hose placed at the base of the plant. A slow trickle will suffice. Leave the hose for a maximum of 30 minutes for the bigger shrubs and 15 minutes for anything smaller.

Balled and Burlapped plants
These have a bigger rootball so it’s best to water for at least 2 hours. Especially for those 8 – 10’ trees.

Wondering how often you should water? If you plant in the Fall and leaves are no longer present, just give them one good soak. If there are still leaves, then water until they start to go dormant.

Not sure if water is necessary? Stick your finger in the base of the tree about 2 – 3” deep and see if it feels moist. If it’s moist, then no need to water. Check up on them every 2 – 3 days and make sure they don’t stay dry too long.

We’re planting in November! Give us a call if you want a shrub or tree before it starts to snow.

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