care for crab apple trees - Knowledgebase Question

Yorkville, Il
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Question by cmartinez124
May 30, 2010
early this spring we plant two fairly large crab apple trees in the front yard and they get sun most of the day they were doing beautiful until now one tree a large amount of leaves are scorched at tips and the other a large amount of leaves are turning yellow, I was watering every day.

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2010
Daily watering is a bit much for your trees. They need about an inch of water per week to maintain health and the best way to water trees is to make a watering well or watering basin beneath each. Fill the basin, allow to drain, then fill a second time. This concentrates the water over the root system and allows it to trickle down and wet the entire rootmass. Once a week should be adequate for your crabapple trees. Once you change the watering habits, I think your trees will regain their health. Hope it's soon!

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