Q.New Planting; Droopy Leaves Moisture Meter Reads Wet. Weather Is Hot And Humid. How Much Should I Be Watering?
Professional landscaper planted 7 abelia. 3 inches of mulch. first day .45 inches rain. I watered after that when the leaves seemed droopy. Weather has been hot and humid. My moisture meter reads “wet” It’s been 3 days since I watered. Is it possible I’ve over watered? If so, will that kill the plants?
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Overwatering can kill plants so water when the soil starts to dry. When you water, water the shrubs deeply and slowly. A couple times a week to start, then taper to once. If it rains, you may not need to water.