A lot of people are unsure just how much to water their plants / grass. Here are some basic guidelines for you

 

Successful watering techniques are accomplished by watering deeply and infrequently to help promote a healthy root system. Plants need oxygen to the root zone as well as water, especially in the heavier soils (clay). It usually takes between two and three years to establish a healthy root system for plants. 

 

First week after planting

  • Once a day 
  • Every other day if planted in heavy clay soil

 

Spring - (March 20th through June 20th)

  • Three times per week
  • Two times per week in heavy clay soil

 

Summer - (June 20th through September 22nd)

  • Four times per week
  • Three times per week in heavy soil

 

Fall - (September 22nd through December 21st)

  • Three times per week
  • Two times per week in heavy soil
  • **Only when temperature is above 40 degrees and there is no snow on the ground**

 

Winter - (December 21st through March 20th)

  • Two times per month
  • **AM ONLY**
  • **Only when temperature is above 40 degrees and there is no snow on the ground**

 

General Rules

Deciduous Trees - Apply ten gallons of water for each inch in diameter of the tree's trunk

Evergreen Trees - Apply five gallons of water for every three feet of tree's height 

 

Plants purchased in a container that will be planted in the ground

#1 Container - two gallons of water

#2 Container - four gallons of water

#3 Container - six gallons of water

#4 Container - ten gallons of water

 

Drip Systems - When using a drip system, you must know the emitter drip rate per hour. They can range from one to five gallons per hour. Set your emitter clock accordingly.

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