Hello, new to the forum. We just had our landscaping redone and a weeping cherry was planted in the garden. While water the tree this morning, I noticed that the landscaper planted the weeping cherry with two tarps meeting above it in order to prevent weeds. There is very minimal room (less than an inch) around the tree.
My assumption is that water will have a hard time getting to the roots, so I moved the mulch, pulled the tarps slightly apart and watered gently into the root area.
My question is, will this tree have trouble staying wet enough if it is blocked by tarps from getting water?
In the image, tree is in the back left.