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Question: After transplanting teh Ajuga Chocolate Chip ground covering:

How often do I water the ground covering?
How much water do I use?
At what point do I stop watering it, when it freezes outsdie?

I live in the plains in a very windy area. In the summer it can be as high 100 degrees with low humidity. At night time it is often close to 100% humidity without rain. Where I have the ground covering located it will get half sun.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely yours, Theresa Uribe

Answer: Ajuga will adapt to dry soil conditions once it is established. Until then, water as you would water your lawn. Apply water for about 15 minutes from a sprinkler, every 3-4 days. This should provide enough moisture for the plants to grow and spread. If you want, you can water and then dig down in the soil to see how far the moisture has traveled. Ajuga roots will be in the top 2-3" of soil. If its moist that far down, you've applied enough water. If not, increase the time you keep your sprinkler on until it wets the top 3 inches of soil.

When the weather turns cold your ajuga will stop growing and will need less water. Usually natural rainfall will keep it alive until spring, when it's time to water regularly again.

Hope this information helps!

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