Visit Rainbow Landscaping Inc.
in Shelby Township, Michigan
for all your plant care needs
. For professional landscape design and more, call (586) 731-9664
. Consultations are free.
Your trees and shrubs do not require as much watering as sod or grass seed. Water thoroughly two or three times a week for the first year, depending on the weather. Large trees should have an amount equivalent to a five gallon bucket per week. The best way to make sure water does not run off is to set a hose by the trunk of the tree and trickle water for about a half hour one or two times per week. During very hot periods with little rain and/or breezy conditions, you may need to increase watering. Wilting that occurs in the heat of a midsummer day is common and temporary: do not be alarmed by it. However, wilting that extends beyond the heat of the day, especially if it occurs in the morning, is a signal that the plant is suffering a serious water shortage.