Royal Palms - Knowledgebase Question

Sarasota, Fl
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Question by seanmurray01
May 31, 2009
I just had two royal palms planted. They are 20 footers. The company that installed them built up a mound of dirt around the palm so that it could collect water. The water is seeping through the dirt when I water it and it doesn't stay in. I'm wondering if I have to add dirt to the border or not? Also, I've been watering it now for a week now. How much longer do I water them for?

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2009
The watering well or water basin is designed to concentrate the water over the root system, allowing it to trickle down and wet the entire root mass. I would reinforce the berm or mound of soil so that the water remains in the watering well. Continue to water for another 4-6 weeks. By then the roots should be well established in your landscape. Best wishes with your new palms.

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