(Megan Kennelly, KSU Plant Pathology)
Large swaths of Kansas are under drought conditions, and this week it’s only going to get worse.
We’ve talked a bit on the blog about irrigating turf, but what about our landscape trees? How can we keep them going under stressful conditions?
K-State has a set of resources to help you irrigate wisely and efficiently.
With water restrictions, it can be hard to know what to take care of first. Ward Upham provides some tips on how to prioritize watering in this week’s Horticulture News, in “Plant Triage and Watering.”
Young trees are very susceptible to drought. They are also susceptible to overwatering! How can you get it right? Check out Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs.
Older trees have more mature roots, but they can still succumb to drought. For tips, check out: Watering Established Trees and Shrubs
Are you looking ahead to planting new trees? Keep drought in mind as a factor to consider.
- Dry sites are one of the scenarios covered in the publication “Trees and Shrubs for Difficult Sites.”
- Are you in southwest Kansas? Here is a list of trees that perform well in the dry, stressful conditions there: Preferred Trees for Southwest Kansas
- Here is a list of Drought-Tolerant Trees for South-Central Kansas.