Watering Guidlines

 

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