Zillow Advice: Maintenance - Healthy Landscaping http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Healthy-Landscaping/463329/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate 30 seconds with a hose for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Healthy-Landscaping/463329/ 30 seconds with a hose for a newly planted tree is the absolute worst way to water a tree.&nbsp; No true expert would suggest 30 sec with a hose.&nbsp; &nbsp; Slow deep watering is critical to get the water penetrating down to the zone where you wish the roots to grow.<br/><br/>Don't believe me?&nbsp; Go out in the back forty and run the hose for 30 seconds.&nbsp; Wait 5 minutes, and then dig to see if the water penetrated down 12 to 24". <br/><br/> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Healthy-Landscaping/463329/ 2012-10-09T17:33:00Z