How to Water Plants?
Congratulations with your newly installed landscape. E.L.S. Landscaping has put together a few important tips for maintaining your newly installed plant material. If you should have any questions after reading this information, please contact our office at (262) 376-8727.
Watering GuidelinesAll plant material has been watered by our company at the time of installation, but the continuing care of these plants now relies on you. All plant material should receive one inch of water, every week, during the months of April through October. Please follow these simple care instructions to ensure your plant material continues to grow and mature within your property.
How to WaterAlways check the soil around plant material before watering by doing the "FINGER TEST".
Pull back the mulch at the base of each plant and place your finger within the top 3" to 4" of the soil. DO NOT just touch the soil surface. If the soil is moist, no water is needed. Below contains some simple watering tips to follow.
Trees, 2” to 3” caliper 15 to 20 minutes
Trees, 1” to 2” caliper
9 to 15 minutes
Evergreens, 6’ to 8’ tall15 to 21 minutes OR 5 to 7 gallons
Evergreens, 3’ to 5’ tall9 to 15 minutes OR 3 to 5 gallons
9 to 15 minutes OR 3 to 5 gallons
Smalls Shrubs3 to 9 minutes OR 1 to 3 gallons
PerennialsSoak soil thoroughly!SPECIAL NOTE: Soaker hoses work very well for watering large perennial areas. To gauge the watering amount with soaker hoses, place a collection container (i.e. a coffee can) out within your perennials and water until you collect ½ inch of water.
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Posts are written by Eric Seatz, owner of ELS Landscaping.