Save our chanticleer pear tree?

Asked July 25, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

Hello. We are in new construction and our chanticleer pear was planted before our grass. When we got our sod we watered daily for about 3 weeks and since the pear tree is right by the grass, it got watered tons as well (We didn't know then that overwatering was a pear sin). Once we found out we cut the watering way back. That was in early July and our tree still looks Ike this. Can we fix it?

Denver County Colorado

1 Response

Proper watering is really the only thing that can be done at this point. Poor soil drainage and soil compaction may be issues if it is a new construction, which can exacerbate overirrigation. Below is an information sheet that give recommendations on watering:
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07240.html