For all of our clients with newly completed landscape installations, our advice is to WATER, WATER and WATER all plant material. As the newly planted stock has not yet had time to grow an extensive root system, it is very important to ensure the plant as adequate moisture right up until the ground freezes. This greatly decreases the amount of stress on the plants, and helps to ensure a greater chance of survival and growth for the next year. Tender plants such as Japanese Maples and newly planted evergreens will benefit from being wrapped during the autumn, to protect from harsh and drying winter winds. This is also the time to plant spring blooming bulbs to extend the colourful bloom period in the garden.
We are hoping for continuing great weather for the balance of autumn, and then a wonderful and magical Christmas season for everyone.