watering new plants
i know that care should be taken to ensure good water after new plantings. which sometimes means some additional waterings from the hose if mother nature decides to be stingy. however, my question is this.... at what point does a new plant become an established plant and the coddling and supplemental watering doesn't become an issue? 1 month? 3 months? 1 year?? i planted in early may and besides the possible need for watering during some hot summer spells, i'm hoping they are relatively "work-free" now!! thanks.