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Watering Suggestions:

  • Always water in conjunction with the current weather conditions

  • Some plants require different amounts of water

  • You can use soaker hoses (Lay them throughout the beds and around the base of plants)

IMPORTANT: check the soil regularly with a shovel to be sure it is not too wet or too dry. This is really the only way to know if you are over or under watering.

 

Trees and Shrubs

  • Water 2 - 3 x per week, especially the first 3-4 weeks after planting.

  • Water trees and large bushes individually by placing a hose near the base of plants and delivering a slow trickle of water for a couple of hours.

 

Perennials

  • Water deeply about 2x once a week to promote strong root growth.

  • Apply water at the base of the plant, rather than overhead. (This keeps the leaves dry and helps to prevent disease)

  • Water in the morning if possible.
    Be especially attentive during hot, dry summer months and increase water as needed.

Plants Suited To Our Northeastern Illinois Climate

Alder
Arborvitae
Ash
Azalea
Baldcypress
Barberry
Beech
Birch
Boxwood
Buckthorn (Tallhedge)
Burning Bush
Butterfly Bush
Chokeberry
Clethra
Cotoneaster (Spreading)
Cotoneaster (Upright)

Crab Tree
Current (alpine)
Daphne
Dogwood (Cornelian Cherry)
Dogwood (Gray)
Dogwood (Ivory Halo)
Dogwood (Pagoda)
Dogwood (Redtwig)
Forsythia
Fothergilla
Hawthorn
Hemlock
Holly
Honeylocust
Hornbeam
Hydrangea (Annabelle)

Hydrangea (Oak Leaf)
Juniper
Kerria
Lilac
Linden
Magnolia
Maple
Oak
Pear
Pine (Mugo)
Pine (Tree)
Privet
Purple Plum
Quince
Redbud
Redwood (Dawn)

Rhododendron
Rose
Serviceberry
Smokebush
Spirea
Spruce
Sumac
Sweetwpire
Viburnum
Weigela
Winterberry
Witchhazel
Yew

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