How to keep my oakleaf hydrangeas alive?
I am not too experienced in gardening and we are trying to plant several shrubs on a sloping front yard as recommended by a landscaping designer.
We planted a few oakleaf hydrangeas this spring not knowing what we were doing this spring and half of them are quite dead looking now. We didnt think about good soil preparation, didnt mulch, I think we overwatered, my husband thinks they were kept too dry.
So...hopefully doing this a little better the second round. We are now planting more oakleaf hydrangeas on the same slope, this time I read up a little online and gave much more attention to digging an appropriate sized hole, providing some fresh soil and adding mulch on top.
This was last weekend, we did have a good rain Sunday night. Now, maybe half of them look like they are suffering.
Is this just the shock from transplanting?
Any tips that i should follow to get best results?
Should I water or rather not? How much is the right amount?
Any help from all you experts is much appreciated!!!!