Summer has arrived, and now you can kick back and enjoy the season. There is just one thing to remember to do for your shrubs and trees during the summer months, and that is to water them. A good rule of thumb is to check the soil around the plant at about a two-inch depth. If the soil is wet, no need to water. If it's dry, it’s time to water.
Watering keeps your shrubs and trees hydrated which attributes to their health and strength. A thorough soaking, especially when temperatures are high, and there has been little to no rain in the past week or so will go a long way to maintain a healthy plant. Soak the soil around each shrub and tree using a low flow hose setting or a soaker hose. Slow running water allows for better absorption into the ground.