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Late Season Watering Critical for Plant Health

Now is not the time to put away your hoses!

landscaping, landscape We have been extremely dry since July 1st and it doesn't seem to be changing. Despite last week's rain, the local plants need more moisture as we head into winter. Please keep all your new plantings well saturated until winter is fully upon us. We recommoned total bed watering using an oscillating sprinkler for 2-4 hours in each spot at least weekly.

All plantings are in need an an ample supply of fall moisture. However there are some plants that have a more critical need.

  • Young (1st and 2nd year) Arborvitae, including Mission Arborvitae, Emerald Green Arborvitae, Dark Green and Giant Arborvitae
  • All Evergreen Trees and shrubs
  • Broadleaf evergreens, such as boxwood
  • Anything planted this fall. These new plantings are rapidly putting out roots and require the extra moisture to sustain the root growth.

Questions? Give our garden center a call at 847-658-3883.

Remember, don't ever let new 1st year plantings go into the winter dry!


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