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How often to water a newly planted tree?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by 1simple, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. 1simple

    1simple LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 25

    Once a week, every few days? The tree is 6 months old. I live in Texas, near Dallas.
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Check the soil moisture with a soil probe or small trowel. It all depends on the weather: humidity, temperature, and wind in the previous days. As a general guideline I tell customers to water trees about every 3rd day. Open the faucet to 1/4 of full flow and let it soak the root ball for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I usually flood the planting for the first 3 days, especially if its a transplant, bareroot, or BnB. After that a regular soaking is good, as long as there is adequate drainage.

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