Do I Need to Water a Mature Tree?

Indianapolis Tree Care 317-590-1842

Indianapolis Tree Care 317-590-1842

Mature trees are prized possessions to us because they have flourished to the tree they were planted to be. Aside from the oxygen they produce, mature trees provide privacy, shade, appeal, energy efficiency, noise reduction, and various other benefits. For these reasons and more, we are keen on keeping them healthy and happy for years to come.
One of the most frequently asked questions about caring for mature trees is in regards to the amount of water they require for sustenance. Concerned property owners want to know if they should be watering their mature trees, or doing something more to care for them. Mature landscaping trees are assets, so it is important to know these facts. Continue reading to learn about caring for mature trees and how much you should be watering them, season to season.

Mature Tree Care

Just like young trees, mature trees require a certain degree of routine care and maintenance. This includes watering, pruning, fertilizing, and disease prevention. You see, mature trees have slowed in growth, making them more vulnerable to the hazards in their surrounding environment. They are more susceptible to pest infestations, diseases, blights, and wildlife interference. To ensure proper growth and survival, mature trees need:

• Proper Soil Conditions and pH Balance
• Regular Watering
• Seasonal Pruning
• Pest and Wildlife Prevention

How to Water a Mature Tree

☛ To water mature trees properly, you will need to take their age and climate into consideration. Here’s what you need to know:

☛ Larger trees require more water than smaller ones.

☛ If the forecast is calling for flooding rains over the next several weeks, you will not need to water your trees.

☛ If the forecast is moderately rainy to dry, you will need to give your mature trees one deep watering every month.

☛ In dry seasons or during extended periods of drought, water trees deeply twice per month.

Pruning and Disease Control

Mature trees should be pruned on a routine basis to improve foliage growth and branch strength, thus reducing the chances of branch breakage and other tree hazards. In heavily wooded areas, it is wise to have your trees sprayed with insecticides for added protection against pest infestations. Talk to a trusted Indianapolis tree service company for advice on how to care for your mature trees. They have the knowledge and experience to accurately assess your tree’s overall condition and health needs, provide professional recommendations, and implement any needed tree service for your landscaping trees.

Professional Tree Service in Indianapolis

Call Budget Tree Care at 317-590-1842 for professional tree service in Indianapolis, Indiana. We offer residential and commercial tree work, as well as, free estimates, senior discounts, and the guaranteed lowest price in town! Request an estimate, today!

About Curt S.

Budget Tree Care is locally owned and operated here in Indianapolis, Indiana by Curtis Scott. After graduating from Manuel High School on Indy’s South side in the late 70’s, Curt began his tree service career with his older brothers who owned Timberland Tree Care and Midwest Tree Care. After many years of doing ground work (clean up and tree trimming) for them; and after both of them decided to retire, Curt opened up his own tree service business in 1991. Today, curt and his seven man crew trim trees, remove stumps, and provide lot clearing services all throughout the Indianapolis Metro area. On Curt’s free time he enjoys drag racing motorcycles, hunting deer in the fall, and fishing for bass and catfish in the summer. If you are looking for a born and raised Hoosier who has been trimming trees for over 30 years and understands the value of hard work, please give Curt a call at 317-590-1842 today.
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