Congratulations – your new landscape is installed and you’re all set to enjoy it the rest of the summer. But do you know how to care for it properly to ensure you’ll enjoy it for years to come?
Here are a few tips you can follow to help your new plants, trees and shrubs thrive.
Watering your Landscape the First Year (Light Soil)
In general, landscapes need about 1” of water per week (rainfall + irrigation). Watering can be more of an “art” than hard & fast rules… you’ll need to consider many variables, such as:
• Size of the root-ball – if it is larger, it will need more water
• Sun exposure – is it in full sun or shade?
• Wind – is it in an open area where winds may dry out the soil faster than a protected area?