09:25AM | 05/09/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
6 lifetime posts
I recently just planted some new shrubs:rhodo,azaleas,holly. How often and how much should I water them. Thanks

Jay J

04:47PM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi dnstapleton,

Please, spend a few $$$ and buy a good book. Just make sure you buy one (or read the section) that talks about how to care for your plants in YOUR neck of the woods.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!


01:42AM | 05/14/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
265 lifetime posts
Foxboro, uh? Seems I'm almost right next door.

With the wet weather we've been having recently, you don't need to water them all that much. In fact, if you water them too much, you could do them more harm than good. When I plant shrubs, I'll form a "saucer" on the ground with extra soil, about 2" high, all around the shrub just at the limits of the hole I dug. I'll fill the saucer with water once, let it seep into the ground, and then fill it again. From that point on, I might water it once a day in bright sunny warm weather, but with the rains and drizzle of this week, I'd leave it alone. When the sun comes back out, just watch it. After a couple of days, water them again like before (fill the saucer). But then just watch for signs of stress (leaves folding in or drooping). If the plant seems vigorous, leave it alone. If we run into a couple of weeks of hot sun and no rain, water them once every 2-3 days. That should be fine.

[This message has been edited by treebeard (edited May 14, 2003).]



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