Shrub Watering

The frequency of watering will depend on your soil and climate, as well as the age of your plant. For newly planted shrubs, make sure to water frequently enough to keep the soil moist. Do not allow the soil to completely dry out between watering for the first two weeks. As plants become established in their new location, watering can be reduced to once a week or less. Additional watering may be required during periods of extreme heat. Shrubs prefer long drinks of water less frequently, rather than short, daily watering. Be sure to water at the base of the plant rather than overhead, as watering overhead can cause water to remain on the leaves and invite fungal disease.