It’s so nice having a dry back while working on trees! It’s looking like a dry hot summer, so we need to water our trees!
Trees in the woods have compost and tree litter as mulch to help them conserve water, but the trees in the yard usually don’t.
The woody plants, trees and shrub like plants should get watered at least once a week in the summer, Try to get at least an inch to soak in the ground.
The place to water a tree is called the drip line, that is where the rain drips off the leaves onto the ground, trees know where the water will be. Have you noticed it’s dry under a tree? We run under a tree in the rain, I bet the tree knows it’s dry there too so why put your drinking roots there?
Adding a few inches of good mulch, compost around the drip line will help save water too!
Enjoy the sun!