Water new plants every day for 1 week, every other day for the next 2 weeks, and then as required. Water early in the morning for best results
For clay soil, water every other day for a week, then every 3 days for 2 weeks.
Adjust all watering according to natural rainfall or drought conditions.
Try not to water the plant’s foliage as it can increase the risk of disease. Rather, water at the base of the plant at ground level, preferably in the morning.
If going away on vacation, have some one water for you.
Apply Parkwood® Transplanter 5-15-5 as instructed, diluted with water at the time of planting as already noted. Repeat this treatment 2 or 3 times at 2 week intervals with regular watering in between, to encourage strong root development and minimize transplant shock.
For specimen trees or evergreens in the lawn, cut a circle 60-90 cm (24-36”) or more in diameter to prevent the lawnmower and/or string trimmer from damaging the bark. Cover the soil with Fafard® Cedar mulch or plant ground cover.
In late fall, water heavily just before ground freeze-up if there hasn’t been much natural rain in your area in November.
Place a plastic spiral tree guard on the trunks of fruit trees and Crab Apples to prevent bark damage from mice, rabbits, or deer. For extra protection against rodents apply Skoot™.
Evergreens can be damaged in winter from the weight of snow and ice bending the branches down, or from winter wind drying out the foliage. Winter protection can be provided by using Parkwood® Burlap, Parkwood® Winter Wrap and Wiltpruf®. Please see our experts for more details.
Broadleaf evergreens like Rhododendrons are prone to wind burn and require special protection from winter weather. See our Sheridan experts for helpful tips.
Roses require protection from the winter cold. Use a rose collar or rose cone with Parkwood® 3-in-1. Talk to our experts once the ground begins to freeze for helpful tips.
For more helpful winter protection tips, visit the experts at your local Sheridan Nurseries.