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Don’t Forget to Water Your Tree(s)... Even During the Winter

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

Just because it is cold outside doesn’t mean the trees on your property don’t need attention. In fact, trees are susceptible to the same winter woes as the rest of us, namely: dehydration. We typically remember to keep our live Christmas trees watered and doing so should also serve as a reminder to keep an eye on the trees standing up to the winter weather in your yard. 

An obvious perk to winter tree care is that you needn’t water your trees as frequently as you do during the spring and summer months. Check out the following winter tree care tips… which still require a reliable water source and healthy pipes to transport it to your trees. 

Getting on a Schedule 

Consistency is still the name of the game when it comes to watering your trees during the winter months. In order to keep up with a proper, though less frequent, watering schedule, you also need to maintain healthy pipes in your home and prevent them from freezing however possible. 

This is especially true of any outdoor valves and faucets that you might use to connect a hose. It’s a good idea to ensure that you’ve drained the water from any pipes connected to exterior faucets because these connections are short lengths of pipe; therefore, more susceptible to freezing, faster. 

Once you’ve properly protected your pipes, you can take advantage of these tips to quench your thirsty trees outside. 

  • Make sure you choose a mild day, with the weather above 40 degrees so that your trees can absorb as much water before the temperature dips back down to freezing. 
  • Touch the soil around the tree to ensure it is not frozen. That water will not do any good if it cannot soak through to the tree roots. 
  • Only water your exterior trees twice a month from November to April. This is all they need to stay hydrated. 

SERVPRO Stoneham / Wakefield is standing by to ensure your pipes are warm and working properly throughout the winter season. 

In the event of a burst pipe or resulting water damage, contact SERVPRO for expert cleanup and restoration.

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