One of the biggest misconceptions regarding trees revolves around the topic of watering. There are two big things property owners seem to neglect. The first is that: trees’ are completely self-sufficient or self-sustainable and can take care of themselves without any watering whatsoever. The other is that watering is only a necessity above the surface of the root area. Wrong on both counts. Tree’s throughout the suburbs or urban areas (not within the forest) will need extra care such as deep root watering, fertilization and mulching. Deep root watering involves slowly drip-feeding a tree’s root system 8 – 12 inches beneath its surface.
Trees are thirsty for water just like it and us’s the only way they are able to efficiently grow or remain healthy year after year. Believe it or not, deep root watering will save you money on your water bill since it involves using less. This is as opposed to watering over a root system above the soil. If there is mulch properly placed around the tree, it will also keep the water cool and filled with nutrients. Your tree will slowly absorb it to feed itself. This is a great thing to do in order to save money, keep your tree(s) healthy and to provide protection in the event of droughts.