Water for New Plants

The most essential thing for new plantings is water.  Bare root plants (no soil) should be watered immediatley after planting, and weekly after that until established.  A plug seedling…a plant grown in a column of peat need watering every three days at the base for three weeks to ensure the plug roots knit into the backfill soil.  Remember to weed for the first three years to maximize growth and minimize competition from weeds.