Proper irrigation

Make sure your landscape receives enough water to avoid drought stress. Our weather goes from plants getting water and moisture every day to no rain for months. Even established plants, especially rhododendrons and flowering spring shrubs can use an occasional watering in the summer. For a green lawn, make sure lawn areas are receiving adequate water (approximately 0.5 to 1.5 inches per week from June through August). You can measure your water use by placing an empty tuna can where your irrigation water lands. With our sandy soils, frequent watering with less time is more cost effective than deep watering as the soils do not retain moisture. If you have an irrigation system, make sure you check your timer to ensure that the run times and start times are correct and that the proper amount of water is being put down in your landscape. For additional technical advice, stop in at the nursery or schedule an appointment with our irrigation technicians.