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The quick onset of hot dry conditions can take a toll on your normally lush trees and lawns. While we aren’t under severe drought conditions as in previous years, it’s still important to provide supplemental water when rainfall is sparse.
Have branches suddenly been dropping from your large trees for no apparent reason? We’re seeing “sudden branch drop” emerge as a growing concern for homeowners in the Dallas & Fort Worth areas.
Despite the fact that we had heavy rainfall this spring, you might notice some of your trees looking a bit lackluster. Sometimes too much of a good thing can cause problems. In this case, the heavy spring rains caused oversaturated soils and soil heaving,; they also depleted soils of nutrients, leaving many trees hungry.
The sudden intense summer heat has taken many of us by surprise, given our extended cool rainy spring. It seemed like the rain and flooding would never end, and we wouldn’t have t water our trees all summer. But oh how quickly things change here in the Dallas & Fort Worth area. The rain has completely stopped and temperatures have heated up above 100 F degrees. All of a sudden, plants are becoming a bit stressed for water.
Mulching your landscape beds and trees is a great way to conserve moisture in the soil and moderate soil temperature. You’ll find that if you don’t mulch your landscape before the onset of summer, plants typically struggle to make it through the heat. Mulch also has many other great benefits.
Depending on where you live in North Texas, you may only be allowed to water your landscape twice a week or only twice every other week. But no matter where you live, there are things you can do to keep your trees as healthy as possible.
Summer is the time for travel and fun. It’s also one of the most treacherous times of the year for our trees as drought continues to be a serious problem.