How To Water Your Annuals

  • Thoroughly water all plants immediately after planting and again the next day. Start regular watering from there.
  • Check the soil around the base of the plants, as this soil may dry out faster than soil between plants. Too much water can encourage disease and cause plant death, so it’s important to pay attention to the climate and the location of the plants to determine when and how much to water. Always check soil moisture before watering by sticking your finger in the soil up to the second knuckle.
  • Water in the morning.
  • For the first two weeks check plants daily (water as needed)
  • Weeks 3+: Water 1-2 times per week, depending on environmental conditions.

Good Items To Invest In

  • Mulch helps hold water in the soil and around the plant. Make sure not to mound up mulch around the base of plant stems/trunks as this causes them to rot.
  • Rain Gauge
  • Moisture Meter