It’s important to understand that trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns installed within the past year are EXTREMELY VULNERABLE in hot and dry conditions.
Newly planted lawns, bedding plants, shrubs and trees need to be watered to the depth of the plant’s root system every week during the growing season of its first year. In other words, for new turf and bedding plants this means watering to a depth of 4-5”, for shrubs to a depth of 12-18”, and for trees 18-24” deep.
These guidelines are also good for established plants and lawns during the type of dry, hot weather like we’re expecting.
In addition to these guidelines, it’s also a good idea to frequently check your plants for wilting, as well as monitoring the soil to make sure it hasn’t dried out. If you find wilting or that the soil around your plants is excessively dry, get the hose out (or turn on your sprinklers) and soak immediately.
Contact our office if you have any questions about irrigation or watering. Also, don’t forget to schedule your Mid-Summer Irrigation Check-up, and be sure to inquire about our FREE Irrigation System Evaluations.