Watering Guide

La Tejana Tree Sales

We Specialize in Large Specimen Trees

La Tejana Tree Sales Tree Watering Guide

Here are some general guidelines to follow when caring for your tree after it has been installed.

Newly planted trees and younger trees will require more frequent watering versus an older/mature and/or well established tree.

How to Water Properly:

  • La Tejana Tree Sales crew will complete the first watering at the time of planting. Tree(s) are installed with a brim or “water-well” created around the root ball specifically sized for the caliper and size of your tree(s).
  • This will also lessen the chance of water run off during watering process.
  • Do not water tree(s) at a fast rate. The water flow should be a slow to medium rate to allow the water to remain within the water-well for the benefit of the newly planted tree(s).
  • A newly planted tree should be watered and monitored.
  • An established tree (after 16 months of planting) should be watered according to the seasons, weather conditions, size of tree, soil type, etc.

Amount of Water per Size of Tree:

This is an approximate guide to help the customer care for their tree(s). Over watering and under watering will cause tree(s) to go into shock and/or cause tree(s) to decline. The weather, soil conditions, location of tree(s), species of tree(s), etc. can change the amount of watering.

Manual Watering: Per Season/ Per Container Size

Winter Months

15 gallon | B&B | 1.25-1.5 “caliper

1 x per week

5-7 gallons per tree/ per watering

30 gallon | B&B | 2-2.5“caliper

1x per week

10-12 gallons per tree/ per watering

45 gallon | 20” box | B&B | 2.5-3“caliper

1x per week

12-15 gallons per tree/ per watering

65 gallon | 24” box | B&B | 3-3.5“caliper

1x per week

20 gallons per tree/ per watering

95 gallon | 30” box | B&B | 4-4.5“caliper                                                                                   

1x per week                                                                                                                                                   

30 gallons per tree/ per watering

200 gallon | 36” box | B&B | 5-5.5“caliper |

1x per week

50 gallons per tree/ per watering

42” | 6-14” caliper trees and larger should be watered as follows:

Once weekly at a rate of 75 gallons of water per session.

Spring Months

15 gallon | B&B | 1.25-1.5 “caliper

2x per week

5-7 gallons per tree/ per watering

30 gallon | B&B | 2-2.5“caliper

2x per week

10-12 gallons per tree/ per watering

45 gallon | 20” box | B&B | 2.5-3“caliper

2x per week

12-15 gallons per tree/ per watering

65 gallon | 24” box | B&B | 3-3.5“caliper

2x per week

20 gallons per tree/ per watering

95 gallon | 30” box | B&B | 4-4.5”caliper

2x per week

30 gallons per tree/ per watering

200 gallon | 36” box | B&B | 5-5.5”caliper

2x per week

50 gallons per tree/ per watering

42” | 6-14” caliper trees and larger should be watered as follows:

Once weekly at a rate of 75 gallons of water per session.

Summer Months

15 gallon | B&B | 1.25-1.5 “caliper

3x per week

5-7 gallons per tree/ per watering

30 gallon | B&B | 2-2.5“caliper

3x per week

10-12 gallons per tree/ per watering

45 gallon | 20” box | B&B | 2.5-3“caliper

3x per week

12-15 gallons per tree/ per watering

65 gallon | 24” box | B&B | 3-3.5“caliper

3x per week

20 gallons per tree/ per watering                                                                                                      

95 gallon | 30” box | B&B | 4-4.5“caliper

3x per week

30 gallons per tree/ per watering

200 gallon | 36” box | B&B | 5-5.5“caliper

3x per week

50 gallons per tree/ per watering

42” | 6-14” caliper trees and larger should be watered as follows:

Twice weekly at a rate of 75 gallons of water per session

Autumn/Fall Months

15 gallon | B&B | 1.25-1.5 “caliper

2x per week

5-7 gallons per tree/ per watering

30 gallon | B&B | 2-2.5“caliper

2x per week

10-12 gallons per tree/ per watering

45 gallon | 20” box | B&B | 2.5-3“caliper

2x per week

12-15 gallons per tree/ per watering

65 gallon | 24” box | B&B | 3-3.5“caliper

2x per week

20 gallons per tree/ per watering

95 gallon | 30” box | B&B | 4-4.5“caliper

2x per week

30 gallons per tree/ per watering

200 gallon | 36” box | B&B | 5-5.5“caliper

2x per week

50 gallons per tree/ per watering

42” | 6-14” caliper trees and larger should be watered as follows:

Once weekly at a rate of 75 gallons of water per session.