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Keep watering !

Some areas have had some rain recently but in many cases it just hasn't been enough for newly planted trees and shrubs! So do continue to check soil moisture and water where necessary.

Trees require watering for the first two years after planting from spring to autumn (from bud break to leaf drop). The frequency and quantity of water depends on the species of tree and how free draining the soil but follow these guidelines -

It is better to water well and then let the water soak away than water only a little but frequently. So for a 3-3.5m tall tree this could be 2 x 10 litre watering cans 2-3 times per week.

Control weeds around the base of plants which take up water at the expense of the newly planted tree or shrub.

Avoid watering in the hottest part of the day, evening watering will allow water to soak in with the least loss due to evaporation, early morning is the next best time.

In drought conditions you may have to water well 2 or 3 times a week for plants in the ground, and every day for plants in containers.

Consider seep hose, or leaky pipe for large areas of planting.

If you are in any doubt about quantity and frequency of watering please do contact us to discuss your particular trees and site.