Overwatering is a common reason why newly planted trees and shrubs die and need to be replaced. I can’t begin to tell you how many people have come to me with plant replacement needs and the first thing said is that they’ve been watering on a regular basis. Trust me when I say I believe you! In fact, you’ve probably watered your plant to death. Overwatering is extremely easy to do.
Cool, brisk days and chilly nights are indicators that winter is fast approaching and irrigation systems need to be shut down. But a dormant irrigation system doesn’t mean your watering is complete.
As fall merges into winter, a deep water on your new plants or existing evergreens will help alleviate any moisture stress they may experience during winter.