Tree watering

Drip irrigation: mobile, efficient and very easy to refill.

TB-drop preparation

Optimal preparation

Soil loosening

With the incorporation of humus, not only as a natural water reservoir, but also as ....

TB-drop: Tree irrigation

TB-drop Watering more efficiently

From inefficiency to efficiency

Due to the dry climatic conditions of the last few years, many trees are weak in vitality, a ready meal for pests or already dead and transported away in all directions.

Solitary old trees also suffer and are therefore watered. This is sometimes done by suddenly flooding the tree site with a C-hose. Unfortunately, this is often inefficient. The water runs off superficially and soil particles are displaced. The consequences are silting, restricted gas exchange, impeded root respiration and so on.
It is more efficient to use a drip tube.
We use a 1000 litre barrel and let the water seep through the drip pipe under gravity control.
You can build the irrigation set yourself or request it from us. The set can be used mobile from tree to tree or during the vegetation period at one location.
Tree location with drip pipe
mulched tree site

Soil moisture

When should watering take place? For this purpose, one can derive a target precipitation amount over the long-term average (e.g. 90 mm/month) and observe the precipitation on site. When the time of the "irrigation rain" seems to have come, one should measure the current soil moisture (interpreted with soil type, nFK, etc.) and then initiate a deep-acting rain shower, e.g. 30 mm/m².

Helpful information is available, for example, from local weather stations, as well as from the following providers:

DWD - Soil moisture

UFZ - Drought monitor

Here, the measurement is made at a depth of approx. 30-40 cm and with a measuring device that displays Vol-% moisture.

Measure soil moisture

Creating better conditions

It cannot be recommended often enough: Soil loosening with incorporation of soil conditioners and a final mulching of the surface. Wonderful: the drip tube is easy to lay, the retaining brackets are easy to install and the measuring probe does not break off! Other sustainable advantages:

  • Better root breathing
  • better field capacity of the water balance
  • full-surface infiltration
  • Future soil improvement through living organisms
  • Humus as a water reservoir, no short-acting chemical products (which may bring risks and side effects).
  • Evaporation virtually equal to zero
  • Tree fertilisation by the Edaphon
Soil loosening and incorporation of water storage in the form of humus