Instructions for:

-New trees, shrubs & annuals
-Sod Installation
-Newly seeded lawns

Recommended Tool:

Moisture meter: will measure the moisture of the soil at a level of 3-4” from the surface and determine if your plant roots need to be watered. You can purchase this item online or at a nursery.


For Trees & Shrubs

Water daily, by hand, for at least 5 minutes per plant for the first two weeks. For large trees (more than 1.5” diameter stem) increase time to 15 minutes. After two weeks, water every three days for another two weeks. Then, water as needed.

For Sod & Grass Seed

Must be watered daily for the first three weeks for at least 30 minutes per day, using a sprinkler.

For Perennials & Annuals

Water daily for the first two weeks for approximately 2-5 minutes. After plants are established, water as needed.

Our Service Area

Arlington County: Arlington


Fairfax County: Herndon, Oak Hill, Oakton, Vienna, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Reston, Mclean, Tysons Corner, Burke, Springfield, Great Falls, Clifton, Chantilly, Annandale and Centreville

Loudoun County: Sterling, Ashburn, Dulles, Leesburg, Chantilly, Aldie, Middleburg, South Riding

Prince William County: Haymarket

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