Answer: Now that your shrubs and perennials are planted all you'll need to do is keep them watered. Shrubs need about one-inch of water per week so water deeply when you do water; perennials should be watered every 3-4 days, depending upon weather. I think a good book for a beginner is:
The Garden Primer
by Barbara Damrosch, Ray Maher (Illustrator), Carol Bolt (Illustrator), Linda Heppes Funk (Illustrator)
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Pub. Date: February 2008
Your local library should have lots of garden related books. Enjoy!
Best wishes with your new plants!
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