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A Summer tree care plan is extremely important to make sure your tree survives that harsh heat and summer droughts. Below you will find what summer tree care you should be performing from June-August.


Dead, dying, and diseased branches are a danger to people and property. These are often the limbs that break and fall during summer storms. For the safety of you family and home make sure to get these branches pruned as part of your early summer tree care in order to avoid accidents.



In summer, trees and shrubs are faced with high temperatures. In one day, a large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground if it’s is available.  And like humans, the hotter it is the more water trees and shrubs need. But overwatering can also have a negative effect on trees, essentially drowning their roots. Take a look at our tips below to make sure your tree is getting the right amount of water it needs to survive these heat waves.

Watering For Summer Tree Care:

  • Focus on the critical root zonewhen watering. Wetting foliage is pointless and can promote the spread of diseases.
  • DON’T use a sprinkler. This only wets the top layer of soil and doesn’t properly water the tree.
  • Water in the morning to avoid evaporation and to help trees deal with the heat throughout the day.
  • Water deeply and thoroughly 1 to 2 times a week.
  • Put your normal hose somewhere in the critical root zone.
  • Turn hose on to a dribble
  • Leave for 2-3 hours
  • Move the hose to a different spot in the critical root zone and leave for 2-3 hours. Repeat this step 1-3 times.
  • You want the soil to be moist but not soaking. You should NOT be able to make a mud ball out of the soil.
  • It’s okay for some portions of the soil to be wet and some to be dry.


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