Watering Alert

Despite heavy rains during spring and the first half of the summer, significant rains have missed the Northfield area the last 5 or 6 weeks, and soils have become quite dry.  Landscape plants of all types that receive no regular irrigation will benefit from a good heavy watering.  For established trees, shrubs and prerennials, a thorough soaking every 10 to 14 days during the fall will help them enter the winter in good shape.

For recently planted trees, shrubs and perennials, more frequent waterings will be necessary, as often as every day or two until they are able to extend new roots outwards and tap moisture from a larger volume of soil.