The trees planted in Springhurst and young trees have a network of roots that can not store much water and need to be watered often. They should be watered near the trunk, where the root ball is. Starting May 1, 2020 Lets make our trees one of the stars of our neighborhood. Don’t have a tree in your area? Water your grass, bushes or plants accordingly.
You can water several ways:
- Soaker hose
Hose: Turn the hose to a slow dribble and place it on the ground near the trunk. After every 15 minutes, move it a couple of feet around the trunk. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Evening between the hours of 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for 30 minutes
The larger the tree, the more time it will take to give it enough water, and the more you will have to move the hose to get the water to a wide area of the roots.
Soaker hose: Another option is to use a porous soaker hose, which will allow water to slowly ooze out of its entire length. Lay the hose on the soil around the tree. Turn the water on just enough so you see beads of water on the surface of the hose. Let it go for an hour or more. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday Evening between the hours of 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for 1 hour.
Sprinkler: You can use a sprinkler, but turn it down so the water doesn’t splash on the leaves. The tree needs the water in the soil, where its roots are. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday Evening between the hours of 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for 45 minutes.
Register your home for a chance to win a $50.00 Visa gift card at firstname.lastname@example.org*
*Send your name and address by the 5th of each month to participate in program to email@example.com, one (1) $50.00 Visa gift card will be randomly selected each month 5/1/20 – 7/31/20. Participation includes watering any tree at least every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 4:00 PM – 7: 00 PM for at least 30 minutes. Winners, Trees, Bushes, Grass and Plants will be announced on Springhurst website and social media.
The Springhurst Water Fairy will be watching….