Proper watering is critical to your plant’s health. Epling is committed to everlasting and vigorous landscapes. Our goal is to educate and practice best home care and watering techniques. Regular watering will help maximize flowering and proper growth. However, NO watering schedule is a substitute for observing the daily conditions of your landscape.
Frequent shallow watering leads to shallow root systems that are not drought tolerant.
Open ended hose: An open ended hose should be placed at the base of the plant running at a slow trickle using the time table below, moving the hose if a puddle begins to form.
1-3 gallon pot = 10 minutes 5-10 gallon pot = 20 minutes 15 gallon pot = 30 minutes 1.75”-2.5” Caliper = 40-60 minutes 3” or larger Caliper = 60-80 minutes
Hose with Attachment: With the attachment set to mist or shower, water planting beds until a puddle forms.
Gator bags: Gator bags should be tended to weekly. After filling them with a garden hose, maintenance is easy as they become self-watering.
Soaker hose: A porous hose that allows the water to slowly drench the plant beds. A soaker hose should be wrapped loosely around the base of plants, winding through theplant bed and remain watering until a puddle forms.
Spring Planting: Establishment of plants is very important. Spring plantings require water three (3) times per week. After the first month water plants according to your customized chart.
Fall Planting: Trees and shrubs planted in the fall will likely require less watering than spring plantings. Follow your schedule for the first month. After 30 days of continuous care reduce watering until plants reemerge.