Guidelines for Irrigation
Because exposures (sun, wind, shade etc.) can vary it is important to monitor the watering and make adjustments to your irrigation schedule from area to area within your landscape. After the initial soaking, it is best to water thoroughly, but as infrequently as possible. In Tidewater we see much more plant death occurring the first year due to over watering than under watering. This is because of our clay soils and poor drainage. If plantings are continually irrigated without monitoring the roots can rot from sitting in water for long periods of time, causing decline and plant loss.