Drip line/Watering Question

msalcido(7/8 (Dallas/Ft.Worth))July 13, 2011

OK - so I may be naive when it comes to this so please forgive. I have a drip irrigation watering system on the Hydrangeas, I've added the stake and the nozzle (where the water comes from) right under the plants to make sure water is getting to the roots. I just read not to water at the base of the plants because it may cause root rot - is this the case? If so, where do I place them?

All help is appreciated.


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mehearty(So ME z5a)

IMO, unless you're flooding a hydrangea, I'm not terribly concerned with root rot. They seem to love more water than they should be able to handle. I had an ES next to a leaky spigot, and that plant got hammered in water constantly. It grew and bloomed like a champ. I transplanted a large one in spring, and despite trying to water it every other day, it was showing signs of stress, so I've been giving it a good soak every morning, right in the center.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 7:43PM
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I use drip in my amended clay soil too and have not had a problem. But that does not mean there may be problems with some plant out there... or tree.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 8:04PM
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