Green Acres

Tree watering rules of thumb

• Water trees three times a month in addition to watering your lawn.

• Deep watering to a depth of 12” inches below the soil surface is recommended. Saturate the soil around the tree within the “dripline” (the outer edges of the tree’s branches) to disperse water down toward the roots.

• For evergreens, water 3’-5’ beyond the dripline on all sides of the tree.

• The objective is to water slowly, dispersing the flow of water to get the water deep down to the trees roots. Watering for short periods of time only encourages shallow rooting which can shorten tree longev...

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