The first 2-3 weeks are the most crucial!
Depending upon what time of year, (dormant / in season)
Give your tree approximately 2-3 deep waterings a week.
Feed in the spring and at 1/2 the rate in July/August.
Always take into consideration:
*These questions will help determine the repetition of care you give.
ORNAMENTALS and PERENNIALS
Watering tips: Daily to every other day; depending upon the time of year because these plants typically have a smaller root mass, they tend to dry up much quicker than a tree would.
NEWLY SEEDED LAWN
Keep the mulch moist by watering twice daily from 1-2" depth - continue watering until seedlings are approximately 2" - begin mowing when the soil has chance to dry; after seed has grown 3-4".
Lack of water/watering is the number one reason for failure - simply said, the wetter you keep the hull of each tiny seed, the softer it gets, the quicker the seed germinates - assuming the seed was mulched with mushroom manure, straw, peat or hydro-mulch.