Drought season is upon us in Colorado. The United States Drought Monitor states that nearly 80% of Colorado is abnormally dry this season. Additionally, more than 60% of the state is experiencing drought conditions. With the drought expanding, commercial property owners need to protect their landscapes.
Root watering is vital for a tree’s long-term health as it is one of the best defenses against environmental stress due to drought and/or insects and diseases.
Most Front Range Plants Aren’t Native
Along the Front Range, the majority of trees, shrubs, flowers, and perennials are not native to the area. Most come from areas where moisture is more abundant. A Red Oak, for instance, comes from the East and Midwest where the level of humidity and rainfall is much greater. The Front Range receives less than one-third of the moisture that these areas receive. Non-native trees are more likely to thrive in our area when we can mimic native growing conditions.
Our Weather Is Erratic Across Colorado
From the mountains to the Front Range, our weather can be unpredictable. It may be weeks before rain or snowfall soaks the ground and replenishes the soil. Your trees and other plants cannot survive without regular watering.
Water & Yucca Extract Keep Trees Healthy
Water is one of the most important factors in tree growth and plant health. For deeper root systems and healthier trees, you need to have your plants watered in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Our watering process includes a mixture of water and yucca extract. Yucca extract acts as a wetting agent, allowing water to penetrate deeper into the roots. While trees might not show the impact of a drought right away, droughts over a period of time will stress a tree and make the tree susceptible to pest and disease infestations. For instance, a drought in 2002 led to a beetle infestation in the following years.
Root Watering Prevents Tree Removal
Tree removal is expensive. Dry weather and the pests that come with it can kill a tree and force you to remove it from your property. The least expensive option is root watering. When you water trees regularly, there are fewer insect control measures necessary.
As Colorado enters a major drought season, root watering can help maintain your tree’s health and combat the effects the drought has on your plants.
For tree root watering services and landscape maintenance, contact Denver Commercial Property Services today!