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Over the years I have heard a lot of warnings about carefully watering in summer. And for good reason – trees can dry out quickly when its hot outside. At first glance, it seemed that most of my trees were over watered like moss was beginning to develop.
green ground – a sign that the ground is wet lately
these considerations were not entirely make sense to me. I’m used to the trees that dry out at a certain speed and see the green ground made me question the assumption that means wet green. I researched.
The removal of the soil surface with bent tip pliers
turns out that the soil was very dry and the tree in need of water. What happened?
Some cold weather a few weeks ago meant that the soil in my tree dries slowly. Moss began to grow. When heated, the floor was green, so it is difficult, at a glance, whether my trees need water. In the case of this pine plantation, I removed all the ancient land of the surface and added some new ground.
land of ancient surface removed
preparation of mineral added – lava and akadama
after adding compost coverage, it gave me water the trees and a new fertilizer is added.
Cells cottonseed meal
I found similar cases in a number of trees, including black pine below. After removal of the soil surface, I added the upper dressing portion and watered the tree.
Old floor – dark decomposed and new moss fertilizer
surface soil removed
mineral spreaders added
My little azalea showed more signs of moisture – healthy moss growing on the soil surface. It was moist soil or dry here?
Under the moss – wet soil
Soil Azalea it was quite wet. After placing the tree shohin on a bed of lava (see “Keeping bonsai dry in summer”) I’ve had a much easier time keeping it from drying out. I made soji anyway (see “Summer Soji”) and white moss was added to retain additional moisture.
Sphagnum Moss white
Then I looked at my carpe. Surely this tree was getting enough water?
old ground in a Korean carpe
I removed the soil surface and a dry tree was found.
healthy hornbeam trees are thirsty, and the boat in this case is a little small. I removed the soil surface, added fresh soil, and covered with this white Sphagnum to help retain moisture.
White Sphagnum top dressing
Since then, I checked them all, but some of my trees, clearing a plot of the ancient land that made watering complicated . Now it is easier to tell which trees need more water, and you need less. Thinking how nice it would be enough to irrigate every tree around when I needed it, I realized again a key benefit to the learning system.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com