Dogwood Tree Trouble - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by cherylamille
September 24, 2009
I purchased a Dogwood Tree from Home Depot about 3 weeks ago. It looked great for the first two weeks and now has dry crunchy leaves. We have watered along with having about 6 inches of rain in this time span. What would you suggest?


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Answer from NGA
September 24, 2009

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Most landscape trees and shrubs will get along with about one inch of water per week. As long as the rain keeps falling, I would stop deliberately watering the tree. Soggy soils can actually suffocate the roots. Just watch the weather report. If you do not get one inch of rain in a week, water your tree deeply. If you do get that inch, hold off on watering. Best wishes with your new tree!

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