Drought means end of summer trouble for trees

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DENVER -- The summer-long drought is leaving trees along the Front Range in serious trouble…you may have noticed the leaves on many trees already beginning to change in color and texture, which is about two months ahead of the normal seasonal schedule. 

“Without giving trees nutrients right now and into the winter, trees will be in bad shape come spring,” said Kara Burke, owner of Petals Fine Gardening, and member of the Colorado Landscaping Association. “We recommend deep root watering for all trees, shrubs, and even grass between now and next spring.”

Ross makes a wonderful deep root watering device, and sells for under $20, it is the right way to deliver both water and nutrients to stressed-out trees which have been impacted by the lack of water from heaven.

“We had less than an inch of water in August and not much more in June and July, which has prompted trees root systems to ‘cry-out’ for moisture, and simple surface watering just doesn’t really help get to the roots,” said Burke.

Many hardware stores are out of the deep root watering devices as many homeowners are locking in on the new ‘divining rods’ to deliver water six inches below the surface.

Both deep root watering and pruning limbs will help keep your trees healthy, even in these times of little or no water from on high!

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