Tips for Proper Watering

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It’s no secret that water is essential to life and your landscaping is made up of lots of living materials. While Mother Nature will sometimes take care of watering in the form of rain showers, there will be times when supplemental watering is required to maintain the health of your landscaping.

  • Proper watering is crucial for all new plantings (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, grass seed and sod) or any item recently transplanted. Watering is also important during particularly hot or dry conditions, even for your established landscape.
  • It’s important to water the roots of the plant, NOT the leaves, because water absorption occurs at the root. Water until the soil is moist but not soggy.
  • Water in the early morning or early evening hours to maximize water absorption. Midday watering can just evaporate with the heat.
  • For most new or transplanted landscaping, water on a daily basis for the initial 7 to 10 days, and then taper back to every other day for another 10 to 14 days.


Further instructions can be found in our Project Care Guidelines.