Tree Service FAQs: Do I Need to Water My Trees?

Trees are awesome. We’ve mentioned reasons to love your trees and discussed why you should invest in your trees with regular tree service, but many people don’t know exactly what it takes to keep their trees happy and healthy. That’s where our Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, come in!

watering trees

One of the most common questions homeowners have about trees, or something they may not have even considered, is whether or not their trees need to be watered. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question; the truth is, it depends. Here’s what you need to know to take better care of your trees. And don’t forget, it’s always smart to get a second opinion if you’re unsure. Trees are valuable assets, so protect them with regular maintenance from the Gainesville tree experts at Mr. Tree and Lawn Service.

Should you water your trees?

Oftentimes, trees will get plenty of moisture all on their own. However, depending on the weather and other conditions, they may need a little help. During a drought, it’s especially important to supplement the tree’s water supply. Other factors that affect tree watering needs include:

  • Age of the tree
  • Type of tree
  • Season
  • Soil type

The younger the tree, the more you’ll need to water it. On the other hand, the soil type can also have a major effect. Are you watering a tree in good, porous soil or hard clay that doesn’t allow water to soak in easily? Different trees have different tolerances, so it’s important to identify which kinds of trees you have when deciding how to care for them.

Got questions about tree care in Gainesville, Newberry, and Alachua? Give us a call at 352-682-4444.



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