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Q.Should I Keep Watering My Newly Planted Perennials After Frost?

Zone 45817 | gundym added on October 24, 2022 | Answered

I planted new perennial garden early October. The first 8 or 9 days I watered every day, and then went to every other day. Last week we had our first frosts and I stopped watering. However, after the frosts, we have been receiving more warm weather. Should I continue watering, since we have not had any rain during that period?

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Answered on October 24, 2022

Only if they are, actively, growing. If they are in the process of going dormant, then there will be no need. Make sure that the soil has a chance to dry out, completely, down to about 3 or 4 inches between waterings to avoid fungal and bacterial issues.

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