Tree Care Tips: April

  • It is important for you to ensure your watering systems are set up and ready to support your trees during the upcoming summer.
  • It is usually  better to Increase duration, rather than frequency, of watering cycles as temperatures increase. It’s better to water deeply and less often, especially if your trees are in turf settings. Be careful not to over-water though. It’s a two-edged sword. It has been said that more trees die in Arizona of over-watering than under-watering. Ideally the root zone should dry out entirely between waterings. Avoid putting water on top of water. (For more information on irrigation, see the article How Best to Water Your Trees.)
  • March and April are great months to plant citrus and most other trees as soil temperatures have warmed up and root activity increases.