transplanting perennials - Knowledgebase Question

East bethel, Mi
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Question by tal378
March 31, 2010
With the nice weather we've been having, I decided to get out and start transplanting and re doing my perennial beds. The dirt they are is is has been really dry when I dug them up. Should I water them after transplanting. I also moved a few Barberry shrubs....Any special care when transplanting?

Answer from NGA
March 31, 2010
It's always a good idea to water in any transplants. It helps settle the soil and drive out any air pockets which could dry out the roots. Go ahead and water your plants after you've transplanted them. Likewise with your barberry shrubs - water them in well and then, if rainfall is sparse, water them one each week to encourage the root systems to establish well. Enjoy your garden!

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