Though landscape plants are dormant and brown in winter, they need to be watered periodically. By winter watering, your lawn, landscape plants and trees will have a much better chance of greening up when the warm weather of spring returns.
- Choose a warm winter day with air temperature above 40 degrees and unfrozen soil.
- Water one to two times per month from November to April.
- It is important to water newly-planted lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers.
- Established lawn and trees, especially those in sunny, wind, or exposed areas should also be high priority
- Water slowly so it can soak in.
- Use a hose-end sprinkler or watering wand since automatic sprikler systems are off during the winter.
- Remove the hose from the spigot after watering to prevent freezing damage.
- To figure out how long to water, put out cups to catch some of the water. Water until you can measure 0.5 – 1′ deep in the cups.