watering new trees
I just planted 12 new trees here in north-eastern Kansas.
5 Oklahoma Redbuds - about 5'
1 marma maple - about 8'
1 red (Shumard) oak - about 10'
1 other oak (not sure exactly what kind), about 8'
2 silver maples - about 8'
2 river birch - 1 is about 15' and the other about 20'
All of them were in pots except for the river birch which were burlap. They all look amazingly healthy.
My question is how much to water them. I am assuming that the river birches, because of the nature of the tree and the size, will take a decent amount more water then the others. Right now I use 5-gallon buckets with a couple of holes drilled in the bottom of them for slow release of the water. I fill them up every day with the birch every couple days with the others for right now.
Any watering tips? How should I water, and how often?
I think we planted them well - dug roughly twice the size of the root ball and loosened the roots for those in the pots, and backfilled with some of the previous dirt and some compost and topsoil. I used root stimulant too.
Thanks in advance!!