WATERING / FERTILIZATION GUIDE
and MAINTENANCE OF NEWLY INSTALLED PLANT MATERIAL / TURF AREAS
INITIAL WATERING FOR NEWLY INSTALLED PLANT
1. Thoroughly water all plant material as
soon as it is installed by sticking a hose into the ground at the
base of the new plant. Saturate and fill the area until the water
starts coming out of the planting hole. (Soil should be very
muddy!!!!!!) Pack any loose soil around the root ball of the
2. We highly recommend that an automated
watering system be used to help maintain your plants needs.
Although this is helpful, it IS NOT maintenance free. You must
still monitor the soil conditions and check for proper moisture
3. *GUARANTEE: Proper watering and
maintenance of your plants is required or the warranty for your
new plants will be VOID!
4. Twine and roping should be left on all
plant material to help support root structures until new roots
establish properly. This normally occurs within nine to twelve
months. At this time, homeowner should remove all twine and burlap
and pull it away from the trunks of the trees. For newly planted
trees or shrubs please note that the first three years of their
growing cycle is as follows: 1ST year they "Sleep" the
2nd year they "Creep" and the 3rd year they "Leap"!
5. "Initial Fertilization" is
highly recommended immediately after the installation of any new
plant material to help promote growth and plant vitality, and
should be done annually there after. Proper pruning,
fertilization, and mulching of shrubs and trees reduce plant(s)
exposure to drought and heat stress. In addition, the plant(s)
affected by drought are more susceptible to attack by insects and
organisms that cause disease.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER
Keep in mind that new plantings require more water than
To be sure you are using enough water, move mulch aside to
check the soil below. Soil should be compressed in your hand. If
the soil sticks together, you are watering properly. If it
crumbles, you need more water. Approximately 1" of water
should be used per week. If weather conditions are very dry and
the temperature is very hot (summer conditions), you may have to
water more often! BE SURE TO KEEP MAINTAINING THE MOISTURE
LEVEL OF YOUR SOIL ALL YEAR ROUND! **BE CAREFUL NOT TO
NEWLY SEEDED / SODDED TURF AREAS:
In order for seed / sod to germinate, the soil needs to be "EVENLY"
moist at all times throughout the day. Sod must be watered
thoroughly! Especially, during hot / dry summer months in order
for the roots to establish into the new soil on your property. Be
sure to water especially in the morning hours for best result.
Once you begin to see seedlings (baby grass) you can water less
frequently. (See instructions above on how to check for proper
moisture levels.) Regular applications of fertilizer and lime will
enhance the growth of your new lawn.
*PLEASE NOTE: Do not
apply weed or crabgrass control to newly seeded areas for at
least 6 (six) months!*