Lloyd's Landscapes Inc.
"The Landscape Specialists"
PA002715 2999 State Route 890 Sunbury, PA 17801 Call us: 570-286-4377
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Lloyd's Landscapes Planting and Watering Guides
Proper installation and follow up care are required to ensure that your new plants will continue to grow and thrive after they leave the nursery. The following are a few tips we thought might be helpful to you. Click on the pictures for the planting guide.
In order for your plants to stay healthy we suggest watering each plant according to the following schedule:
-Every other day for the first two weeks.
-Every 3 days during the 3rd and 4th weeks.
-After the first month, the plants should be watered once a week until it gets cold enough to freeze the soil, usually around the end of November or the first week of December. However, you can stop watering perennials for the year after they have died back following a heavy frost.
Resume watering the next summer when it becomes hot and dry, watering each plant as needed. Watch for signs of wilting or stress and give the plant a deep watering to ensure the root ball is wet, then check it the next day to see if it has recovered. If it still looks wilted, you will need to water it again and continue to water each day until it recovers.
It is critical to maintain an ample water supply to your new plants for the first full year after they are planted. We recommend that if you are planning on being away for any length of time that you arrange for this watering schedule to be continued in your absence.
The best times to water are in the morning or in the evening when temperatures are cooler. The water coming from the hose should be running slow enough to soak in and not just run off. Placing the hose at the stem of the plant will allow more water to soak into the original root ball. It is important that the root ball is thoroughly saturated and not just the surface of the soil. You can check to see if the soil is wet enough by pushing your finger into the soil beside the root ball. If only the surface of the soil is wet, you will need to water longer to get the entire root ball wet.
Remember that it is always better to water every few days, making sure the soil is wet at least to the bottom of the soil ball, than it is to water on a daily basis, getting only the top inch or so of soil moist.
Anytime the weather becomes very hot or if we have no rain for at least a week, go back to watering more often and give each plant more water than usual. Under these stressful conditions, plants lose more water than normal through their leaves and if there is not enough water in the soil to replace it, they will begin to wilt. If you see signs of wilting or stress, immediately give the plant a deep watering to ensure the root ball is wet. Check it the next day to see if it has recovered. If it still looks wilted, check to see if the soil is still too dry. If it is, you will need to water it again and continue this process until it recovers.
If any problems should develop, Lloyd's Landscapes should be contacted at once. Together, we can help you enjoy your new planting.
Watering Instructions for Newly Installed Plants