Watering for establishment
I'm kind of paranoid after planting some azaleas in the past few weeks.
Need some advice on best watering practices for establishment. I haven't seen anything definitive. I've read that frequent, light irrigations (1-2 gallons every 1-2 days for the first month or two) are best to help shrubs and small trees get established. I've also read to water when the top 3 inches of soil are dry. And I've also read that watering once a week is sufficient.
So I'm curious about what some of you have experienced, especially those in Zone 8 who grow in fairly sandy soil, under and around oak trees (evergreen live oaks, specifically).
Thanks a bunch for any responses, in advance.