Guidelines on Watering your Newly Transplanted Trees
Rule 1. There is no one right way. This is a guideline only.
Rule 2. Trees need to dry out between watering to avoid depletion of oxygen in the soil, which will cause the same result as the tree drying out. Thus, not enough water and too much water will result in the tree dying.
Rule 3. Check the soil moisture level by digging a shovel in the dirt near the base of the tree.
The first year after transplant let your garden hose run at a slow trickle for approximately 4-5 hours once a week.
The second year after transplant let your garden hose trickle for approximately 4-5 hours every other week during the dry season.
Remember, when it rains the water is running off the leaves and therefore does not reach the roots of the tree. Continue to water the trees in the above manner.
Do not use lawn irrigation to water as lawn irrigation is too shallow and to often causes many trees to die.
Mulch the base of the tree to keep moisture in.
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