Subsurface Watering

Water your trees and shrubs where they need it most.

Do you have concerns about how and when to water your trees and shrubs? Whether you’re looking to help your trees recover from a harsh winter, temporarily relieve drought stress, or need a seasonal substitute for an irrigation system, subsurface watering gets to the root of the problem.

By applying water below grade via an injection probe, we can efficiently deliver needed water into the top 12 inches of the soil, where it can have a meaningful impact to tree roots. This helps take the guesswork out of watering and can significantly benefit the health of your trees and shrubs.

Consider subsurface watering for:

  • Trees and shrubs without irrigation systems
  • Newly planted trees
  • Temporary relief of drought stress, even on large, mature trees
  • Evergreen trees at risk from winter drying conditions

By placing water below grade, it is more efficiently distributed and less likely to run off or evaporate. The soil injection technique also bypasses slow soil infiltration rates of soils that contain high clay content, making it a superior choice to surface watering, and the injection of water under pressure into the soil may also provide some soil compaction relief – an added benefit for your trees!

If you think subsurface watering is right for your lawn, contact your local certified Davey arborist for a consultation and more information. 

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