PLANT CARE

Maintaining and caring for your plants is the best way to ensure that your new landscape remains healthy and vibrant. In general, there are a few things that are a good rule of thumb for all plants. See below for our tips and tricks to maintaining healthy plants.

Keep your plants healthy and lush. Contact us for additional information or plant care instructions.

  • Watering the base of the plant instead of the top and foliage is much more productive. The plant takes up water from its root system. Watering the base of a plant helps to ensure maximum water uptake from the root system.
  • Water slowly. Watering too fast can wash away the soil from the root of a plant and can do more harm than good. Watering slowly, or with less pressure, helps to ensure that the water is getting soaked through the soil down to the root ball. In general, watering should be done first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon/evening. This allows the plants to maximize water uptake during cooler temperatures rather than during the heat of the day.

 

  • When watering trees and evergreens in the first week after planting, you should spend about two minutes per shrub and about five minutes per tree every day. After watering the base of each evergreen, water the foliage.
  • Only water the foliage on evergreen plants.
  • From the second week on, you should water each shrub for about three minutes, and each tree for about five minutes, two to three times per week. After watering the base of each evergreen, water the foliage.

 

  • In general, perennials and annuals require less water due to the smaller size of the plant. Water for 15-20 seconds at the base of each plant. Do this twice with 15-20 seconds in between. This will allow water to soak down into the soil and not wash it away.
  • Water these plants every day for the first week, keeping the ground moist, but not muddy.
  • After the first week, reduce watering frequency to two to three times per week, while monitoring soil moisture. If the ground is dry at the base of the plant, it needs water.

 

  • New grass seed requires a lot of attention and requires the soil to be continually moist. Water new seed by hand, lightly, until the ground starts to puddle and flood. During the first one to two weeks, you may have to water twice a day depending on the temperatures. Watering too much will not only puddle but flood the seed and wash it away.
  • Water every day until the grass is established and lush.

 

  • New sod needs a lot of water as it’s very much like sponge. When it’s first installed, it has plenty of water/moisture in it. Not watering your sod enough will cause it to dry out and shrink. Once it shrinks, it will not return to its original size.
  • For the first three weeks, water the sod every day, keeping it moist. When properly watered, the sod should almost be squishy when you step on it.
  • After the first three weeks, reduce watering to every other day. Unlike other plants, sod shouldn't be watered after dawn as the conditions are optimal for fungus growth beneath the sod. If your sod is shrinking, turning a bluish-gray color, or looks dry, it needs to be watered.

 

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