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If you are looking for the highest quality landscaping and tree planting services available on the market today then westvantree.com tree services ares the perfect choice for you. We have specific guidelines that we follow during tree planting/installation to make sure your tree gets the best start so that it will live a long life.

How & When To Water Your New Trees

Watering your new tree has a lot of different factors in depending when and how much to water. Your tree is unique and the environment in which it is planted is as well. We will, however, provide you with a guideline to follow. If you think you need to make changes to the recommended watering schedule, or your tree’s health appears to be declining, please call us and speak to someone on our staff before the tree is completely dead.

At the time of your tree planting, soak the root ball, and also soak the hole to take out all air pockets and acclimate the tree to the new soil. The day after your tree planting you will need to water the tree again by placing a hose at the base of the tree for a slow trickle for 45 minutes. Your sprinkler system is not sufficient to water as deeply as your new tree needs to be watered. Every time you water, use the slow trickle method described for 45 minutes. We want you to completely saturate the tree with water, however, watering it infrequently. This watering technique makes the tree more drought tolerant. Do not water a tree that is already moist or hasn’t completely dried out as over watering can be even a bigger problem than under watering as 90 % of trees that fail in the first year are due to not enough or too much watering.

Tree Watering Guidelines

B & B (Balled and Burlapped) Trees

  • 40 degrees and below – Water only before a hard freeze
  • 40-65 degrees – Water every 2 weeks
  • 65-85 degrees – Water once a week
  • 85-100+ degrees – Water every 3 days

Container Grown Trees

  • 40 degrees and below – Water every 4 weeks
  • 40-65 degrees – Water every 11-14 days
  • 65-85 degrees – Water every 6 days
  • 85-100+ degrees – Water every 3 days

The above guidelines should be followed for 12 months assuming normal rainfall (drought conditions may require changes to this watering schedule.) In the second year, you can add approximately 4 -7 days to the time frames listed. Most trees that have been over-watered tend to fade in color slowly, from green to pale green to tan or brown throughout the tree, usually starting in the middle or bottom of the tree. Conversely, trees that have been allowed to become too dry (even once for a short period of time) tend to start fading slightly in color and developing crisp brown edges on the leaves. Should you make a watering mistake, make it to the dry side. A tree can recover from being slightly under-watered easier than it can from being over watered.

Tip: It’s hard to over water in the Texas summers and this is the time of year in which most trees fail.

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