SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In this drought, we are getting our lawns go brown by shutting up off the sprinklers. But how can we keep our trees healthy?
Deep root watering is one of those ways.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Smoke From The 142,940-Acre Fire Is Now Drifting Into The Sacramento Valley
Watering with just your sprinklers could only penetrate about two to three inches of soil, arborists say.READ MORE: 2 Men Arrested After Catalytic Converter Theft In Yuba City
So, in order to best water your trees with a deep watering program, arborists at Davey Tree services have come up with some tips, a few of which we list below:MORE NEWS: Remains Of WWII Sailor From Stockton Killed At Pearl Harbor Officially Accounted For, Navy Says
- Deciding what species your tree is so that you can identify how much water they would usually need.
- Measuring the efficiency of your irrigation system so.
- Understanding your soil density to lessen the difficulty of your water getting to the roots.
More tips can be found on Davey Tree Services website: http://www.davey.com/arborist-advice/articles/deep-watering/