Water conservation measures are in place whenever there are drought situations and can affect most of the state. Unfortunately, taking care of trees in gardens becomes increasingly difficult during these times. Extra care must be taken to ensure trees get the water they need and water isn’t wasted.
Here you can learn more and see why you should leave such actions to the Southlake tree care professionals.
Isn’t A Sprinkler Any Good For Watering Trees?
Even if you have a sprinkler system or water your grass regularly, you must also water your trees. In addition, turf grass and other ground cover require water, provided via in-ground irrigation systems and hose-attached sprinklers.
- Some sprinklers may deliver more water for tiny shrubs and bushes, but none cover the water needs of a mature tree.
- If a tree is not adequately mulched, it may compete with other plants for water supplies. In addition, water and nutrients in the soil may be scarce if the artificial grass is present.
- Trees’ immune systems deteriorate without enough water, making them more susceptible to disease and insects.
- A cycle of deterioration and tree death can result from repeated, long-term stress caused by a water shortage.
How Best To Water Trees In Southlake?
Using a soaker hose or hand watering are the two primary methods for getting enough water to your trees.
Hose with Soaker
- This product is recommended for ease of usage and coverage, although check the hose reaches the entire root zone.
- Depending on the type of hose, it can be organized in circles or a spiral around the tree, or in radial lines running out from the trunk.
- Run the soaker hose deep enough in the root area to water the ground to a depth of 10-12 inches. Check for moisture retention in the soil and only water once it has dried.
- When it comes to water, too much is just as bad as not enough.
- Watering should be done every 7-10 days in general.
Professional Southlake Tree Care Can Water Trees By Hand
- Place a garden hose with the outlet 1-2 feet from the tree’s root flare.
- Turn on enough water to spread it out, but not so much that it pools or runs away.
- Move the hose around the tree to ensure the entire canopy is watered evenly.
- Stop watering when the soil is damp to a depth of 10-12 inches, just like with soaker hoses.
- Check the soil moisture after a few days.
- To avoid extra wetness, re-water when the soil is dry.
Get Help keep Moisture With Southlake Tree Care Professionals
Mulching is the most effective approach to managing tree moisture after watering. Mulching properly regulates soil temperature, decreases evaporation, and gives nutrients to the soil as it decomposes.
We love trees that grow around the community at J Davis! Healthy trees give shade and keep the air fresh and deserve the right sort of watering.
Contact J Davis Tree Care Solutions for the best tree care programs to keep your trees in the best of health.