The Truth About Watering

Watering seems simple, right?  Well, it's harder than it seems.  The most common mistake (overwatering) surprises most of our customers. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your efforts to protect your planting investment:

  1. Over-watering can be more detrimental than under-watering, and the symptoms are the same.
  2. You can't water too much at one time, but you can water too frequently.
  3. Get dirty!  Monitor your soil by grabbing a clump and balling it up.  Soil that crumbles is too dry.  Soil that is soggy is too wet.
  4. Both over-watering and under-watering are not covered by any warranty.
  5. Expect to water new perennials every 2-3 days.
  6. Expect to water new trees and shrubs 1-2 a week with a deep soak to encourage healthy root development.
  7. Use common sense, slow down watering during rainy periods and step it up during hot, dry spells.
  8. When in doubt, call our office.  We can make a service call to advise and provide feedback.