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Watering and inspecting

During the first week, water daily, thoroughly and deeply
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)
Watering a shrub

To make sure that your plant is happy and flourishes in its new site, it is important to give it the right care, especially for the first three years.


  • Adjust the frequency of watering to take account of the plant’s needs and other conditions, including the type of soil, drainage, temperature, moisture, wind, rain and season. 
  • During the first week, water it daily. Water thoroughly and deeply, but be careful not to overwater it. If necessary, use trickle irrigation to avoid run-off. 
  • During dry periods, water the soil thoroughly, at least once a week. Spray the foliage as well from time to time. 
  • In fall, water thoroughly. Pay special attention to evergreens and plants that retain their leaves, which need to store up water for the winter.


  • Inspect your plant regularly for injuries, insect pests or diseases. Opt for ecological solutions to address any problems.

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