As a homeowner, you want to do everything in your power to keep the trees on your property healthy. A big part of this is making sure that they are getting the right amount of water to develop stronger roots and better overall health. When your tree is getting the water that it needs, you can rest easy knowing that your tree’s needs are being met. Treecraft Tree Service is here to share our best watering tips for young trees as well as mature trees on your property.
What is the Best Way to Water a Young Tree?
Planting a new tree on your property is a big investment. Here are some tips to make sure that it is getting the water that it needs:
– Deep Watering: the first thing that is important to understand is that your tree needs to get deeply watered. The best way to do this is to turn your hose on just a trickle and allow it to sit at the base of your tree for a couple of hours. The water will slowly seep into the soil and promote deep root growth.
– Weekly Watering: Your young trees need to be getting about 15 gallons of water per week. This means that you are going to need to be watering them frequently. Make sure you are making adjustments to your watering schedule depending on the climate where you live.
– Soil Moisture: It is important that homeowners understand how much moisture is in the soil around their trees as well. You can test your soil and make sure that it is receiving saturation at least one foot deep.
How Often Should You Water an Old, Mature Tree?
Watering for mature trees is going to be different than watering a new tree.
– Deep Watering: It is still vital that you are giving your mature trees a deep watering just like your young trees. Make sure that there is saturation at least one foot deep around your trees and water them either using a soaker hose or turning the hose to a trickle and leaving it there for at least two hours.
– Consider Slopes: You need to make sure that you are considering whether or not your tree is on a slope. If you have a tree that is on a slope you should water the tree, then turn it off and allow the water to soak into the soil, and an hour later turn the water back on and do it again. This will help you avoid shallow roots.
– Consider Tree Species: You will find that different trees have different watering needs. Make sure you understand what the watery needs are for the trees on your property. You should also consider the climate that you live in when you are watering your trees.
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