The rains that arrived last night and today will help to moisten parched soils around Atlanta.
What does this mean for the landscapes that Crabapple maintains for our property managers and HOA reps?
- First, less moisture means reduced incidence of fungus problems on dogwoods and lawns; a good thing.
- But second, Atlanta's trees and shrubs may be suffering. Trees drink deeply and depend on replenished moisture levels through the winter to survive our typically dry summers. Plus, our trees won't show the ill effects of drought until it is too late to do anything about it. The saying is "trees take seven years to die". But we won't let it come to that!
Your LandscapExperts will help you evaluate the stress on your shade trees and may recommend irrigation for impossible-to-replace mature trees during times of prolonged drought. Solutions such as trickle irrigation or once-a-week deep watering may be indicated. Call your LandscapExperts Rep at 770-740-9737 to discuss your landscape needs.
photo credits: thanks to Seasons Magic and Holly Sasnet