We've had a pretty warm, dry fall so far, and as we hit December, we're all wondering: where is the snow?
In Colorado, we depend on cold season snow to water our trees, shrubs, and lawns. However, we don't really get a consistent, even amount. Winter can be particularly hard on plants here because of our dry air, low soil moisture, low precipitation, and temperatures that fluctuate all over the place. People assume that the plants are asleep when they're really in deep distress due to drought. Even worse, we're seeing an increase in lawn mite activity. Lawn mites suck the moisture out of both the blades and roots of the grass, causing serious damage. If you don't supplement your landscaping's water, it can suffer permanent problems. In today's blog, we want to talk about winter watering and how to handle it.