The Importance of Watering Your Plants

The majority of people tend to think once a tree or shrub is newly planted, they only have to water a few times, and it’ll be good to go.  In actuality, it’s very important to water any newly installed plant material as often as possible. In the mid summer months of July and August, it’s essential to give trees what they need in order to survive. Trees, shrubs and perennials go through a significant amount of stress in their first season and need water more than fully established plant material.

Plan Out Your Watering in the Late-Spring

If you have planted new trees or shrubs in your yard, it’s important to plan out your watering routine for the summer months ahead of time. Make note of your schedule and make sure you stick to the watering times. In the heat of the summer, these newly planted trees and shrubs will need to be cared for closely with the amount of stress they’ll be dealing with.

Keep Them Healthy for a Long Life

Newly planted trees or shrubs should be watered every day the first week and then every 2-3 days for the rest of the season. It may seem like too much, but you want to make sure the tree survives and not have to replace or replant.  Be on alert of weather conditions because if there is an extended period of drought, watering may have to increase when there is little to no rain fall.

Finally, when watering newly installed material it’s important to not over water. Tree roots actually need to breathe, and too much water can drown the roots leading to lightening or yellowing of leaves starting on the lower part of the tree and slowly move outward.  A little extra effort actually goes a long way in keeping the life and health of a tree sustainable.  Don’t waste the money effort of buying a new plants, only to see them falter and die.

If you’re looking to add beautiful trees and shrubs to your property for this summer season and future seasons to come, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Cold Stream Farm at (231) 464-5809 today or visit us online for more information. If you have any questions about watering techniques and caring for your plants, reach out to us as well. Our experts can give you the entire rundown on how to take care and maintain all the trees, shrubs, and other vegetation on your land.