When do my trees & shrubs need water?
A good rule of thumb is to water every 20-30 days in the fall and winter when the temperature is above 40 degrees, and there has not been a recent rain or snowfall.
Before watering, check the moisture level of your soil using this simple test. Grab a screwdriver and insert it about two inches into the soil. The soil that you dig up should be damp or moist. If it's soggy, you'll want to let the soil dry out before watering. If it's dry, someone is thirsty! Proceed...
How should I provide water?
Winter is the IDEAL time to prune And Remove trees
Shorter days and colder temperatures means dormancy for your trees. Did you know that dormancy is the IDEAL time to prune your trees? You might think an arborist will have trouble determining which branches need to be removed when stripped of their leaves, but that isn't the case. A trained arborist can identify a live branch versus a dead branch in the winter based on which branches have buds. Buds form at the end of the summer and serve as an indicator for which branches are alive in the winter.
The Benefits of Winter Tree Work:
Call Arbor Aesthetics today and ask about our lower winter pricing: 402-408-5600
Amy Grewe, Certified Arborist & Co-Owner