Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Watering Information



*Tree, Shrub, and Annual Care:  All trees, shrubs, and annuals should be watered daily for first seven to ten days after installation.  Once established, plants should be watered every other day during spring and summer.  During fall and winter, watering plants twice a week is sufficient.  Always water the garden in the morning to avoid problems with airborne molds and mildews.  Follow up with regular manual maintenance and chemical treatments as needed.
**IMPORTANT check out link for proper timing of fertilizer treatments**

*** Duration of watering will vary depending on coverage***
       15-30 minutes is about average on each section

*Sod Care:  VERY IMPORTANT!  Grass must be watered within one hour after installation.  Watering is required daily for the first two weeks.  Let sprinklers run for ONE HOUR in each zone.  Do not allow the sod to dry out until union between the sod and soil surface is finally established. Due to the activity of fungi at night, it is highly recommended to water in the early morning to ensure dryness at sunset.  Also, avoid heavy use of the lawn for first thirty days after installation.  Once the lawn is established, mow the grass regularly while removing no more than 1/3 of the blade height at each mowing.
**IMPORTANT check out link for proper timing of fertilizer treatments**

NOTE:  Use a bagging mower if possible to avoid thatch build up.  Only periodically mulching the lawn is OK.

We hope that you enjoy your new landscaping!

Any questions call Mario @ 504-415-1438 or 504-887-0234
Email Mario@cclanddesign.com
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