Understanding the Impact of the Texas Heat
The Importance of Effective Tree Watering
Techniques for Effective Tree Watering
2. Watering Frequency: Water trees deeply and infrequently rather than shallowly and frequently. This encourages roots to grow deeper in search of moisture, making trees more resilient to drought conditions. Aim for one or two deep waterings per week, depending on the tree's size and water requirements.
3. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of trees, leaving a gap around the trunk to prevent moisture buildup. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, regulates soil temperature, and suppresses weed growth. It also improves soil structure and provides essential nutrients as it decomposes.
4. Timing: Water trees in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. This reduces water loss due to evaporation and allows trees to absorb moisture more effectively.