Watering New Plants from ScapeWorx Landscape Design & Maintenance
in Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, & Media PA

Watering your newly planted shrubs, perennials, annuals, and trees is very crucial in the overall survival of the plants. Water is essential in all living things without it none of us would be here. If you live in Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, Chadds Ford, Media, Delaware County, or Chester County, PA here are a few tips to help you out.

When you water your newly planted items it doesn’t do no good unless the water reaches the roots. Hold the hose directly over plant like the picture on the left and give it a good dousing. You also want to water them as soon as they are in the ground. Let the water soak in, and then water them again until the soil is extremely moist.

Be Sure to Water Your New Plants Regularly

You also have to water according to the weather. Deeper, less frequent watering will establish the plants root system and make them deeper and healthier. It will also make them more resilient to stress and dryer summer days.

Mulch is also essential in establishing new plants. Mulch helps to keep the soil temperatures cool in the summer months and warmer in the winter months.

You do not want to over water that could be as damaging as not enough water to the plants.

There are a couple of methods in which you can water if you are too busy to manually do it yourself. There is always a sprinkler system. Just be sure that your system has drip lines for the plants.

You could also use a soaker hose which can be bought at your local hardware store. This is great because if properly installed, all of the water will go to the roots and there won’t be that much evaporation.

The picture to the left demonstrates the proper way in which your soaker hose should be installed. Be sure to wrap it around your plants so that the roots get equal amounts of water. If you go with this method buy yourself a timer with a rain sensor.


Article by: Rob Coyle (ScapeWorx)