Don’t forget to water your plants! Proper watering of a newly installed plant is critical to its establishment and future growth. Though watering may seem like a simple task, proper watering is a complex subject that does not easily offer a one-size-fits-all guideline for the quantity and frequency of watering. Search for your plant in our knowledgebase to learn more about your specific plant.
To never allow the soil around the roots of new plantings to be too dry and likewise never too wet.
Roots need water to survive and to supply needed moisture back above ground for the process of photosynthesis for the plant’s survival and growth. However, it is critical to understand that roots also need oxygen to survive and function.
While it is easy to understand why plants suffer when they are too dry, it must be understood that plants will suffer and perhaps die if they are too wet for a long time. Oxygen is not available in waterlogged soil as it occupies the same pore space as water.