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How And When To Water Your Peonies
Peonies will bloom beautifully and annually when watered correctly. The trick is to avoid overwatering them while keeping their soil "slightly" moist.
Peony bushes require fertile, well-draining soil. Newly planted peonies need an inch of water every five to seven days to let the soil settle around the roots.
For mature peony plants, it's best to water the soil and root every 10-14 days, depending on the weather conditions. All watering should take place early in the morning.
When it comes to figuring out whether or not your peonies need water, check the soil no farther than about 2 inches down to avoid harming the roots.
If the soil is dry, it’s time to water them. Another great way to determine your plant’s watering needs is by using a moisture meter.
When it comes to newly planted peonies, water them as soon as you sow them in the ground. They’ll then require an inch or two of water every week for the first year.
Continue watering your peonies after they flower to support their growth the next year, but avoid watering them after they become dormant.