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Twice-a-week watering too much in winter

Published 02/10/2012, INFORUM

Q: I had nine dogwoods professionally planted in December. They obviously are dormant (no leaves, just buds). The company did a great job treating the soil and placing mulch around the trees. The company recommended I water each tree twice a week for 10 minutes. I worry about causing rot, which will allow fungus and worms to attack because our soil has so much clay in it.

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