Summer 2016 – The combination of a mild winter and dry spring has created challenging conditions for homeowners looking to maintain the health and appearance of their landscapes. SavATree is offering a series of tips to help bridge the gap until much needed moisture arrives.
If drought conditions persist across the country, homeowners can expect to see smaller leaf size, wilted or drooping foliage and scorching (browning) of leaves. In the case of turf grass, sustained drought conditions may lead to early dormancy which, if left unchecked, could result in insect damage, disease and potentially death of the lawn.
For trees and shrubs, SavATree advises watering under the “drip line” area where roots are most heavily concentrated. The addition of a biostimulant such as an Arborkelp treatment will also help to stimulate fibrous root development and increase the root cells’ ability to absorb water. For lawns, it’s essential to get irrigation systems up and running. If possible, water infrequently for longer periods of time to achieve the best results.
SavATree provides the following tips and recommendations: