Offering the trees and shrubs in your garden proper care in fall ensures that they will be strong enough to survive harsh winter conditions. The most efficient insulator, that will keep your plants alive during those hard winter months, is water, so one of the most important activities that need proper timing and a careful approach is watering. The same is true if you know how to make grass green come Spring. Here is how to do it right:
- Check the weather forecast and give your plants a generous amount of water one last time before the ground freezes. In most areas, that moment comes several weeks after the first frost, when the temperature is just about to drop under 40 degrees Fahrenheit;
- When the weather turns cold, reduce the frequency of your watering sessions to one or two per month;
- Pay special attention to newly planted trees and shrubs – if the soil around them has not compacted yet, apply the water gently to avoid hurting the roots that are still sensitive;
- Water early during the day, to give your plants plenty of time to use the water they have received;
- Don’t wet the foliage – the leaves are thin and they get damaged more easily if they contain too much water.