2 responses to “All the Ways We Water the Garden: Strategic and smart watering practices taken from UBC Botanical Garden”

  1. jendougl

    Hi Melanie,
    Optimal duration and frequency of irrigation depends on soil type, soil depth, root competition and plant type. Yew and boxwood are both “moderate” water-use plants. In a typical Vancouver upland soil, without excessive root competition, I would apply water deeply (and slowly) for 40 minutes or so after an initial ten-minutes priming soak, every other week when it’s hot.
    Douglas Justice

  2. Melanie

    Is there a ballpark watering duration for plants/ bushes (boxwood, yew hedge)! Every second day? Daily?
    15 minutes or 30?

    I have a progammmable irrigation system and my garden is established

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