Tree Watering Schedule (Year 1)

Never in a million years did I think I'd ever wake up at 7am and be excited to water trees, yet here we are. We planted 12 new trees this year and they all require a fair bit of maintenance to help them get established. Unfortunately, that means watering each tree for at least 5 minutes... which sounds easy, but when the sun is beating down, even at 7am, it feels like an eternity!

If this were new construction, I'd put water spouts everywhere, but since our home was built in 1970, that means there are a grand total of two spouts – 1 in front and 1 in back. And of course the water spout is located as far away from the trees as possible, but if there's one thing I've learned in gardening: THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY!


Armed with four (!!!) 100-foot hoses connected to one another, I start with the furthest trees and make my way back:


5 Green Giant Arborvitae

2 Dogwoods

3 Kwanzan Cherries

1 Weeping Snow Fountain Cherry

1 Yellow Magnolia


Grand total, including set up, walking, etc: 90 minutes. Luckily for me, I've got my trusty garden helper, Wally, to keep me company!