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boxwood topiaries

Posted by pmcgrady626 Georgia (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 15:15

I just planted boxwood topiaries on my covered front porch that faces the west. How often should I water these topiaries? They are planted in urns.

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RE: boxwood topiaries

Do the urns have drain holes?

RE: boxwood topiaries

Yes they do.

RE: boxwood topiaries

That's good, you don't have to worry about excess water being unable to escape. Just water when dry.

RE: boxwood topiaries

Purple 's answer is the best one. No one can tell you how often to water any plant ; that task depends upon too many factors! Only you can judge when it's time to water by testing the moistness of the soil.

Hopefully, you're using a medium that is porous, allowing the water to travel throughout the pot so that it can do its job and then drain quickly from the bottom.

I will suggest that you water thoroughly on watering day, never with sips. Stick your fingers into the soil to help determine moistness. Or better, purchase a small gauge dowel rod, sharpen it, and insert it to judge how wet the soil is....ot not. The rod will be cool and damp if there's a lot of moisture.

If I were you, I'd check frequently until you become more experienced.

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