Where our care ends...yours begins!
We ensure that your trees are planted correctly and are healthy when we leave, but transplanting causes all trees some level of stress. Caring for your trees properly for the first two years will ensure your trees mature in to the beautiful feature you imagine, and it will also ensure you meet our warranty requirements.
Continue to water trees regularly for the first two years that they are planted. Proper watering is essential during this time as the plants are working to establish themselves and overcome transplanting shock.
Here are a few things to remember:
- Tree roots must have water and air to survive. Do not over water. The goal is to soak the top 18 inches of soil.
- Rule of thumb: Water weekly for approximately 1/2 hour.
- Water the roots, not the leaves.
- Mulch. It will help to reduce evaporation, and reduce competition from weeds!
- NEVER water directly from the hose! Water with a sprinkler to ensure all sides of the root ball are watered evenly. New trees watered on one side may start to lean in that direction.
Extra care to consider...
- Deep root fertilizing in the spring is a great way to get the necessary nutrients that promote health and growth. Ask us about deep root fertilizing options!
- If temperaturs are high (30°+) trees must be watered 2-3 times a week, for 30 minutes. Conversly, during cool or rainy periods bi-weekly watering is sufficient.
- Evergreens keep their foliage through the winter. The cold wind will dehydrate the leaves weakening the tree. Give conifers a good soaking right before the first winter freeze.