How to properly water new shrubs?
Could someone please gives me tips on how to water my new holly shrubs properly? (ie, how often and how much each time) Also, how can I tell that I've watered enough? Should the top of the soil be moist to a certain depth?
I've done a lot of research and it seems that watering is critical but I can't find any detailed instructions on the right way to water the shrubs.
I read here on gardenweb that you can turn the water hose on so that the stream of water is about a pencils width and then just lay that at the base of the shrub for about 20 minutes. We have 15 new Needlepoint hollies and I'm wondering if there is a quicker way to do this. Some say that the soaker hoses don't do a very good job. Could I make my own custom hose with a little hole at each bush and then let it leak out directly onto the base?
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!