The Q&A Archives: Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper

Question: I noticed when I went on-line it said that this tree does not like wet soil. I planted my tree on 8/13/2006 and have been keeping it wet. What would you suggest for this year and future years?

Answer: Junipers like fast-draining soils so as your plant becomes established you can safely water it once each week. The easiest way to water it deeply is to make a watering basin or water well beneath the plant by mounding up a few inches of soil in a large circle (12" from main trunk in all directions). Once a week fill the basin with water, allow to drain, then fill it a second time. This will concentrate the moisture over the rootmass and allow the water to trickle down, wetting the entire root mass. Since you've only recently planted your juniper, you'll want to water it deeply, but not overwater. If you don't have a watering basin, allow the top 2" of soil to dry out before watering deeply again. Hope this answers your questions!

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