July 18, 2016 /
Jason Galliger

How to Water your Trees

Now that the heat and humidity are in full swing, we thought it might be useful to remind you all of the different ways to water your trees.

Summer is a tough time for trees, especially newly-planted ones because they have to expend tremendous amounts of energy to get their roots established in the soil. Deep watering is a practice that keeps the soil moist to a depth that includes all the roots and is highly recommended for trees that have been in the ground for less than two years.

There is the potential for the hottest weather of the summer late this weekend so you’ll want to give young trees on and around your property a health soaking. They’ll repay you for years to come with their cooling shade.

So how do you know how much to water and when? Watering a tree in the District can be challenging, but our video below details all the different ways you can water a tree (with or without a hose).

Reminder — follow our weekly watering alerts to find out if your trees need watering, or sign our watering pledge and commit to watering trees in need around you!