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roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
watering new trees...
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:28:20 pm »
 :tree:

Hello,

I have planted a little avenue of willows and silver birch... How often and how much should I water them? I don't know how much is too much and what isn't enough!? Its pretty dry so should I warter every day?

Any green fingered folk who could advise!?

Thanks :D
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shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: watering new trees...
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 11:39:15 pm »
i think a thorough soaking promotes deeper roots rather than little and often.

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: watering new trees...
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 11:41:35 pm »
I planted lots of trees last winter and have been watering them once or twice a week but with a good soaking. They have weed mats around them which I think helps retain the water a bit better as well. All are still OK but we could really, really do with some rain here (has been threatening for a  couple of weeks but with pathetically little falling). If you've planted this summer, you might need to be watering more - at least mine had a bit of chance to get their feet down in the spring.

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roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: watering new trees...
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 04:18:22 am »
I'll get to soaking then! Thanks guys!!!!

 

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