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Posted on: August 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Planter Program - Summer Weather Information

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Watering Recommendations

Proper watering is key to the success of your newly planted flowers.  The following guidelines should get you off to the right start.


For the first week to ten days, WATER DAILY.  This will help to establish the root systems as the plant adjusts to its new surroundings.

After the establishment period, watering every other day should work.


Watering times depend on your irrigation system setup.


v  Fixed sprays:  10-15 minutes per zone.


v  Rotors:  45-60 minutes per zone.


v  Hand-watering:  Check soil to make sure water is going to the depth of the plant roots.


v  Pots:  Water until water runs out the bottom of the pot.

Times to water:

v  Best practice:  water early in the morning!  This reduces your chances of getting fungus and disease problems.

v  2nd best option:  water in the evening as the sun sets.  Fungus breeds in wet, cool conditions, which are magnified by night watering.


v  NEVER:  water in the heat of the day!  This will burn the foliage of the plants.  Water droplets act as miniature magnifying glasses and burn holes through the leaves.


Please check the watering restrictions in your area to make sure that your watering practices fall within the current water conservation guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your irrigation practices, please contact our office at 770-717-0200.  Have a great season! We hope this information will help you take care of your plants during this time. If additional information is needed please feel free to contact Economic Development at 404-669-8269.

As always, thank you for participating in the Planter Program as we continue to beautify the City of Hapeville!

Special thanks to our new vendor - Simply Flowers, inc..

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