Many people think that watering plants involves spraying a hose for a couple of seconds. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
We suggest using a hose with a shower like head attachment, such as a water wand, and watering the base of the plant to reach the new root zone. For newly installed plants you will need to make sure you are able to reach all the roots. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Give enough water to the plant so that it soaks the roots far below. If it starts puddling, stop watering.
Most of the issues with plant growth and overall survival are traced back to improper watering during the early stages. Avoiding this means you can start to enjoy your new landscape sooner and longer!
What's the best way to water?
Quick Gardening Tips
Whether this is your first landscape project or you would like us to do a total transformation of your existing space, landscaping is our passion. With that, we wanted to share this information with you to keep your landscape flourishing because we believe that happy plants make happy people.
For a seeded lawn, make sure to have initial light and frequent waterings during the early mornings. When the seeds start to develop and root, start to water more deeply and thoroughly. A seeded lawn has been given the correct soil depth and pH level to grow, but it needs to be well maintained with water to create beautiful and healthy lush green grass.
How do I treat a seeded lawn?
Once you have grass that has grown over 3 inches you will want to mow it. You will want to remove no more than one third of the blade height with a sharp and well maintained blade. Continue to do so until your lawn stops growing for the winter.
When do I mow the lawn?
Each plant grows and develops differently, but the basics of pruning are relatively the same. Pruning is an essential part of maintaining and encouraging proper growth structure for plants. The majority of pruning can be done during the winter when trees are dormant, although dead or dying limbs can be pruned whenever. Again, this will differ with each situation and plant species. Each plant needs to be assessed individually.
What is the right amount of mulch?
Proper mulching is a way that we can help our landscape be successful and add curb appeal at the same time. Mulch is an organic matter (typically tree material) that creates another protective cover to help retain the correct moisture, prevent erosion, and create an overall aesthetically pleasing look.