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How often should I water my new plantings? (during the first month)

Once a day
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Twice a day
28%
Three times a day
5%
Every other day
11%
Every third day
8%
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Question: How often should I water my new plantings? (during the first month)
Top Answer (43% of 203 votes): Once a day.

Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: NEW PLANTS NEED LOTS OF WATER TO HELP WITH GROW,
MR.GREEN ACRES
Answer: Every other day
Explanation: You do not water to over water new plants. When you plant for the first time plants need a good mix of water and sunlight to maintain a positive balance for growth.
Three Men Lawn
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: The most important thing is that they are not allowed to dry up. So it will vary.
Mahar Landscape Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: It is best to water once a day, depending on the weather. It is always better to water plants around the root system. To really moisten the soil and not the foliage.
Land Tech Landscapes
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Here on Long Island, it is likely you will never need to water your turf. Greenplay organic infill retains moisture from rainfall and humidity providing an evaporative effect as it releases cool moisture. Should we experience a heat wave without relief of rain use of a temporary watering reel will provide necessary moisture. Greenplay uses 90% less water than natural grass saving millions of gallons of water.
Greenplay Organics
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Keep all new seeds or sod moist, but not soaked. Over watering can drown grass and/or cause mold and bacteria to grow. Watering early morning allows the seed or sod to absorb moisture before hot sun evaporates it away and evening watering helps the seed or sod recover and absorb nutrients over night.
Backyard Boys Enterprise, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: New shrubs and trees should be watered daily until they get established.
Walkers Green, Inc
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Should water at least once a day, if not twice a day.
Clearly Better Properties
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Water morning and evening to help the plant become established.
Larry Pierce Lawn/Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: It depends on the time of year you plant. During hot summer months may require watering every day.
Gary Krause Landscaping and Design
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: When establishing new plants it is best to keep them moist, water in the morning before the heat and after work hours
YARDS by Wes
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Water plants daily or every other day. Just-planted roots will be able to absorb soil moisture from only a small area until they begin to grow.
Darius Design Build
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: It is important to keep your new plants moist through the first month especially because this allows the roots to start to grow
All Seasons Landscaping & Snowplowing
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Depending on your soil quality & the weather that day, you don't go on a schedule your soil will tell you when you need to water because it will be drier
Black Dirt Services LLC
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: This is critical to speed up the root growth.
Metro Mow N Go
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Once a day to let the plants adjust, take root and come out of shock.
BlueMark Water
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: once a day for the first week then every third day
Pinnacle Landscape and Maintenance
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: It's better to keep the plants wet so the roots will be established and grow more.
Galloway's Lawncare
ProMatcher
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: You do not wat to drown your plants
Night Landscaping
Answer: Every other day
Explanation: A good rule of thumb is to water plantings when soil is dry to touch 2 inches below surface.
Haley Enterprises
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: stress is a primary cause of plant failure. watering daily helps ensure proper moisture for the roots to not dry out and kill the plant
chesapeake bay landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depending on the variety and climate conditions. Keep an eye on the plantings. They normally will show when they need to be watered. But as a general rule every other day in the summer
Executive Designs llc
Answer: Three times a day
Explanation: 2-3 times a day, but not a lot of water for each time. For grass seed, think of it as keeping the seed from drying out instead of watering. It is similar for sod but not as critical- use more water and not as often
Newburgh Lawn & Landscape
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Just watering your lawn after aeration can be very beneficial at helping to break down the cores created by the aeration itself. It also allows water direct access to those newly exposed roots. If you are planning on fertilizing with your watering make sure to read all of the instructions on the fertilizer about when or if it should be watered in.
Marcells Tree Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: after the sun go down
Jackson Lawn & Landscaping
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: like people moving we have to adjust to our new surroundings?! Plants take time as well to adjust to a new environment. I personally suggest watering in the early morning and later in the evening. Don't just water the flower water the base of the plant, flower or tree.
CreekSide LawnCare LLC
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: New plants only need a few minutes of water early morning make sure the soil is moist .
Jireh Trees & Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Once in the morning and once in the afternoon
JA Miller Landscaping and Lawn care
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Nurse plants needs water and sunlight.
TROYWADE & ASSOCIATES
Answer: Three times a day
Explanation: When watering by sprinkler (in ground or manual): run your sprinkler to the point of run-off, turn off and allow the water to penetrate, repeat once or twice. Most sprinkler systems can and should be programmed to cycle through stations repeatedly. You can determine the output & efficiency of your sprinklers with the ‘can-test’. Space shallow cans in a straight line out from sprinkler, run sprinkler for 30 minutes, take note of the various amounts of water in each can and adjust your watering technique accordingly. It’s always best to water in the morning so your plants are dry before nightfall when wet foliage will encourage a number of diseases.
Selena's Landscape, design & Tree Service, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: Plants can drown if they are over watered.
Sod Sales Direct
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: Three times a week or as needed (best way is to stick finger in soil and check for moisture) Plants need the most attention (as far a water) in the first month, then less as they become established.
Foley Landscape Services
Answer: Every other day
Explanation: Every other day, for only a little bit would be just fine, unless you are in the peak of summer here in Phoenix. Then it may be beneficial to water once a day,
Green Leaf Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Twice a day for new plantings. Multiple short watering's for lawns.
Nj Lawnmasters
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: In order for a plant to obtain a good root system they must receive proper watering for the first month after planting. Especially during the warmer and drier months. If you live in a moister environment then they will only need to be watered every day for the first week or so.
KIncaid's Landscaping & Lawn Care
Answer: Three times a day
Explanation: depends of the type of plants and amount of sun, but three times is a good starting point
Chatham Property Maintenance
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Lol bc once a day is hard enough for anybody do!!
EJs Lawncare
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: This depends on the conditions of soil, weather, exposure, and the type of planting.
Fall Guys LLC
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: The first 2 weeks to a month is critical to a new plants is well being. In that time a plant can suffer shock which can severely hinder a new plant from taking, and can often lead to the death of the plant. By ensuring that the new plants are installed correctly with the proper nutrients will help ensure a strong and healthy plant for many years to come.
Blue Lotus Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Most new plantings need regular watering. You could just as easily water every other day and still yield good results, though, it mainly depends on the soil and weather of your area, and if the plants even need to be watered at all. Slower, deeper, less frequent waterings ensure that the rootball is getting water and also helps the plant to be drought resistant in the future.
LawnTech llc
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Use water wisely. Water plants when they need it, not by the clock or calendar. Water according to your soil type and the weather. Do not apply water faster than the soil can absorb it. Watering a newly planted tree depends on things like the amount of rainfall you get in your area, wind conditions, temperatures and what season it is, how well the soil holds water and drainage. Watering early in the morning means less water is lost to evaporation.
Eckert's Lawn Care
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Once a day towards the evening, as the plants begin to establish their roots systems within the new soil you can begin to water less frequently, weather dependant.
Kensington Landscape Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: New plantings require more water to get plant established
JM Design Gurus
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: In general you should water a tree once a day for the first two weeks and after that, once a week for a year as long as the tree is not dormant (without leaves). depending on you'r area.
A Lifetime of Quality Tree Care & Landscaping LLC.
Answer: Three times a day
Explanation: Frequency and length of watering will depend on how warm, how windy, and how rapidly the lawn dries out following each watering. Remember that the goal during week one is to keep the sod and the soil beneath moist all of the times. Make sure that your sprinkler system gives you head to head coverage so water application is uniform. This is critical as almost all sod failures are due to improper coverage of the irrigation system.
Three Kings Grounds Keeping
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: When planting, water plants as soon as you get them in the ground. Allow the water to soak in and drain, and water again, until the soil is thoroughly moistened. Spring through Fall, When Weather is Dry For the first week or so after planting… Water just-planted plants frequently - daily or every other day - as the roots will not be able to access soil moisture from a very large area until they begin to grow. After the first week or so... Unless the weather is extremely hot and dry, you may be able to decrease watering frequency, perhaps to two or three times per week, for the next month or so. Always REMEMBER-Water plants when they need it, not by the clock or calendar. Water according to your soil type and the weather. Do not apply water faster than the soil can absorb it. Water DEEPER not more frequently!!!
RYCO LAND & SNOW
Answer: Every other day
Explanation: Plants do not need much water
AJR Lawn care
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: To establish good root. System
GET R DONE LAWN CARE & HANDYMAN SVCS.
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: newly seeded grass twice daily (or more if conditions are extremely hot/dry) to ensure the top 1 inch of soil stays moist
Meticulous Lawn Care & Home Improvement
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: morn and eve
Country Club Services L.L.C.
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: In general, water a tree once a day for the first two weeks and after that, once a week for a year as long as the tree is not dormant
Fidel Romero Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Once in the morning and evening
Tuberville Property Maintenance
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: When a plant is transplanted it is stressed and needs a lot of water to get used to its new soil.
Nuss Property Management
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: you should monitor soil moisture levels regularly. plantings can be delicate and you want to be able to jump on early signs of distress, which is frequently too little water, or the fact that the roots have been damaged or the root ball was not integrated well in surrounding soil
SG Landscape and Outdoors
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: New plants need to develop a root system and need plenty of water to grow.
A Light to Remember
Answer: Every other day
Explanation: Depends on the weather.
Precision Tree Care & Landscape Corp
Answer: Every other day
Explanation: depending on the size and type of plant will make final determination of needed watering schedule
Emerald Green Home & Lawn
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Early morning late afternoon
Doc's Custom Landscaping
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Once a day is enough. It will also depend on the climate and how the plant is planted. Ie.. ground or hanging basket.
DG Lawnscaping
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Since their roots are not established, you must water an extra time.
Graf Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: You need to water new plants enough to get the root ball wet. You can use a dripper type irrigation system which is great for plants. Water to often and you could drown the plant.
S&G Property Management
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: make sure the plant gets rooted.
border 2 border landscapes
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: you put water in the morning,thas it
insul-pros insulation & landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: It depends on the site coniditions and the species planted, but a few times a week for the first few months is a general rule.
native sun landscaping
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: This question is kind of hard to answer. If the water isn't evaporating quickly that day, twice is the most you would need to water. If you have fresh sod planted, the best gauge is your feet & hands. The sod will need to be kept moist, not soaked until it roots in. Keeping the sod moist will keep it alive and keeping the soil it is on moist will make the roots want to root in.
First Class Lawn Care
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: New planting it is recommended to watered well the first time all plants, trees and shrubs. tress and shrubs can watered every third day, perennial every other day, annuals once a day, sprinkler system should be installed in section depending what kind of plants will be installing, excess of water will harm instead of help them
GREENGOLD LANDSCAPING
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Water first thing in the morning and then again during the heat of the day.
Quality by Design Landscaping LLC
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Every soil is different. Watering to much is just as bad as not enough water. Water as needed
Kidd Curbing & Landscaping
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Once in the morning and once in the evening when temperature is not at its highest
Ideal Lawns
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: Once a day should be plenty of water for newly installed plants if it is warm to moderately hot outside.
Lawn Frogs Landscaping
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: For the first month after planting we strongly suggest a good deep watering happens between one and two time a week depending on the moisture content in the air and soil and the time of year. Water consumption rates vary greatly among plant species. A good rule of thumb is to water when your soil probe won’t penetrate the ground more than 3 - 4”.
E&R Lawn Care, LLC
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: Water seed daily for first two weeks. Water seed every other day after two weeks to four weeks.
Eco-Friendly Lawn and Landscaping, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Twice a day
Explanation: I is imperative that the new seedlings be kept moist for the first month. It is your responsibility to water all areas evenly at least twice a day for the first two weeks and once a day for the last two weeks. The best times to water are in the mornings and evenings when the sun is not directly overhead.
Kozsey Services LLC
Answer: Every third day
Explanation: The answer depends upon the time of year and the type of plant installed. New sod and annual flowers will require watering once a day during the summer, and larger trees will require deep watering about once every 5 days during the winter.
Greenland Landscape & Masonry
Answer: Once a day
Explanation: At least once a day. And adjust as per season according to temperature.
la Quinta landscape
ProMatcher
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