New Trees and Summer Heat

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We’re often asked when is the best time to plant trees.  The answer is in the Spring or Fall.  Trees can be planted in our hotter weather but they require more care and thought.  Native desert trees do best when planted in hotter temperatures in Arizona.  But, discount viagra  they still get stressed from the heat and the shock of being planted.

So, how can you make sure your new trees make it through the summer?  Here are some tips:

  1. Water immediately after the tree is planted.
  2. Make sure your new tree gets enough water.  Here is a link to a guide from the Desert Botanical Gardens to offer a guideline.  Keep in mind that different trees have different water requirements.
  3. Overwatering a new tree is just as bad as not giving your new tree enough water.  What is too much water?  If your soil is soggy and doesn’t dry out quickly your tree is being over-watered.

If you notice that your tree is dropping leaves or the leaves are turning yellow and the branches snap off when bent, your tree is stressed and needs more water.  If your tree is wilting but not losing leaves or the leaves are still green, your tree is being over-watered.

If you are planting trees where there is no irrigation system and you are hand-watering the trees consider using Dri-Water when planting your trees.  This is a gel based water that is released over time and lasts for three to six months and can help get your new tree through summer months of heat.

And, always remember to plant the right tree in the right place.  You’ll be glad you did.

Deborah Munoz-Chacon

Sonoran Oasis Landscaping

(520) 370-5697

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