Watering Olive Trees

Olive trees are among the most drought-resistant trees in the world. Use these guidelines to get your new trees off to a great start and to ensure a healthy life cycle.

NOTE: This is part 10 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow olive trees, we recommend starting from the beginning.

General Guidelines

  • If summer brings about an inch of rainfall every 10 days or so, you won’t need to use the hose. But if it gets really dry, you can give your new tree a good, thorough soaking. The best way to do this is to let your garden hose trickle slowly. This gives the water a chance to soak in instead of running off. You can also use a soaker hose to water several trees at once. Give your tree enough water to soak the ground all around the roots.
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