During these hot and dry summer months, we all know the importance of staying hydrated. The same goes for your trees!

It can be easy to dismiss trees, especially the larger ones, as self-sufficient, but that is not the case. If you are experiencing extended periods without rain then you should be watering your trees 2-3 times per week.

The best way is to give the soil a good, deep soaking by removing the nozzle from a garden hose and setting it on the ground. Ideally it should be placed half way between the trunk and the tips of the branches. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then repeat 2-4 times around the tree, depending on the size.