Congratulations on your new landscape! We’ve carefully selected the plants for your landscape, considering your location, soil type, lighting, and specific requests such as low maintenance, native species, and deer-resistant plants. Our goal is to ensure that they thrive and do well in your environment. However, monitoring your new planting until it is established closely is important. This includes checking for any damage caused by insects or diseases. It’s important to remember that these plants are living and require ongoing care. Regular monitoring and attention are necessary to ensure their health and success.
To ensure that they thrive and flourish, it’s important to provide proper care. Here are some tips for maintaining your garden:
When it comes to watering your newly planted garden, it’s important to pay close attention to the moisture levels in the soil and to do so in an eco-friendly manner. Regardless of the season, it’s important to water new plants regularly during their first spring and summer. For optimal growth, it is recommended to water your plants daily during the first week and then twice a week during the second week. This will help establish healthy roots and ensure your plants receive hydration without overwatering.
It’s best to water in the morning or early evening to allow plants to absorb the water and avoid evaporation. Use the shower setting on the nozzle or a garden watering wand to avoid damaging the plants. To be more eco-friendly, you can collect rainwater to water your plants, which also helps reduce your water bill!
Giving your plants a chance to establish strong roots after they are installed is important. To help encourage this, some flowers may be removed at the time of installation so that all of the plant’s energy is directed toward developing a strong root system rather than new blooms. It’s recommended that you remove any spent (dead) flowers to encourage healthy root growth further.
It’s important to note that we recommend fertilizing your newly installed plants in the next growing season. While it may be tempting to give them a boost, it’s best to allow them to establish their roots and settle in their new environment first. Once they can acclimate, you can begin fertilizing to encourage healthy growth and blooming.
Mulching helps retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Apply 2-3 inches of organic mulch around the base of your plants.
Common Concerns & Solutions
Wilting: If you notice that your flowers or plants are looking wilted, it may be a sign that they are stressed and in need of water. It’s important to keep a close eye on the moisture levels of the soil, especially during hot or dry weather.
Browning leaves: If you notice any brown leaves on your plants, removing them as soon as possible is important. Brown leaves can be a sign of stress, and removing them can help your plants focus their energy on healthy growth. Use a pair of clean, sharp pruning shears to snip off the affected leaves at the base.
If you have any other questions about your landscape installation, please feel free to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We’re here to help in any way we can!