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Establishing Plants

Directions on planting say that once a plant is established the watering frequency is less. How do you know when a plant is "established" What does that mean???
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As a general rule, it takes a full year in the ground before plants are established. Even so, you'll want to keep an eye on them during the second and third years if there is a prolonged dry spell. Most perennials can easily establish themselves within one year, but trees and shrubs, especially evergreens, can be more vulnerable going into winter if you have a dry fall, for example.

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