We recommend a slow drip by a hose placed at the top of the root ball (next to the trunk). This enables the water to be absorbed directly into the root system. If the water is on too high it can run off of the root ball and water everything around the tree. To make sure the water is penetrating the root ball, dig down several inches and feel the soil. Also press on the root ball to check for moisture. If it is moist, watering can be cut back. If the soil is dry or crumbles, then increase watering slightly.
We recommend watering each shrub individually when first installed. This can be done either by slow drip or overhead watering by hand. If watering overhead, select a group of seven or so plants and cycle through them 3 to 5 times to ensure the water has time to penetrate the root system of the plant and not just run off around the plant. If an irrigation system is installed with proper settings, shrubs can be maintained through the system after initial watering.
Perennials, Annuals, and Smaller Plants
We recommend watering more frequently. This can be done overhead by hand.