If you are new to the Denver, or new to gardening, there are things that you need to do in the winter. You need to water your lawn and garden. This may sound strange, but Denver does not receive much moisture in the winter months. It can be extremely dry. When there is little or no snowfall, the lack of moisture can damage the root systems of plants. Don’t forget that your yard adds to the value of your real estate investment. Don’t neglect it!
Depending on the moisture, you should water your trees, lawn, perennials and any ground cover every 4-6 weeks. Don’t do this is the temperature is below 40 degrees, or if the ground is frozen. Don’t use your sprinkler system! You could freeze the system as Denver is known to have cold and snow as late as May some years. Use your hoses. Water each area for about 20 minutes. It is always better to water early in the day so that the water does not have a chance to freeze. Don’t forget the trees. Healthy trees need water! The Colorado Spruce and shade trees need additional water during dry winters.
If you put in a new lawn in the fall, make sure that you give it additional water. Don’t neglect existing lawns either! Many summers you will see lawns around the area that have died and generally, that is due to lack of winter water. The root systems have become so damaged they cannot survive the warmer temperatures.
Treat your trees and shrubs to a drink now and then! They appreciate it, and you’ll love them this spring and summer!
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