For Evergreen and Deciduous Trees:
May to October – Water your tree every other day.
November – 3 times a week.
December to February – Water with hose in dry conditions on warm days.
March and April – 3 times a week.
Commonly Asked Questions:
How much water?
10 gallons per caliper inch.
What is the best way to water?
Drip system preferred.
What if I don’t have a drip system?
If using a hose, leave by the trunk at a slow trickle.
(1 hour equals approximately 30 gallons)
Will a sprinkler work?
No, a sprinkler will not give the water it needs.
If it rains, can I skip watering?
No, please follow the instructions above, regardless.
But I don’t want to overwater my tree, how do I avoid that?
It is difficult to overwater in Colorado because of wind, low humidity and general dryness. the tree is yellow, droopy or dying from the bottom up- this means it is not getting enough water.
I want my tree to help my tree flourish, when can I fertilize?
After the first year. Fertilizing too early can shock and/or kill the tree.