Monday, March 26, 2012

Tip #3 - Watch Your Sprinkler Systems


CHECK IRRIGATION!
Another tip I can give you to start this growing season off right is to pay attention to your sprinkler system.  It is not enough to just turn on your sprinklers and let them run.  You need to pay attention where the water is going and how it is being absorbed.  

Now is the time to make any necessary adjustments to your sprinkler system. Watch to see if there is any water pooling around trees and provide a remedy if there is. 

Also watch to ensure that plants that are prone to fungal problems are not sprayed directly with sprinklers, which could result in a severe issue if left as is. For example, if your sprinklers are spraying the foliage of a dogwood tree, it may be more likely to host powdery mildew and anthracnose. A mugo pine battling with diplodia tip blight will have more trouble defending itself with the extra watering. 

Be sure to look into the needs of each species within the sprinkler’s reach.

If your plants are not responding well to the watering, then I would suggest calling an arborist to help you determine what the problem is.  We at Trees "R" Us, Inc. are happy to have 5 certified arborists to help you handle issues just like this.  You can do extensive and severe damage to your trees if they don't receive the proper care.  So be sure to protect your investment by consulting with a professional tree care company when you are in question about the health of your trees.

Thanks for Reading,
Nick

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