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If you're able to grow flowers and vegetables year-round, it's important to know that watering requirements in winter are different than the rest of the year. But even when plants are dormant, it's necessary to give them water, even in cooler weather.


If you're able to grow flowers and vegetables year-round, it's important to know that watering requirements in winter are different than the rest of the year. But even when plants are dormant, it's necessary to give them water, even in cooler weather.

Before the harshest part of winter hits, watering can help to protect your plants from frost damage. Water in the evening when overnight frost is expected. In addition to frost prevention, follow these tips from the University of Colorado Extension for winter watering:

  • Water trees, shrubs, lawns, and perennials during prolonged dry fall and winter periods to prevent root damage that affects the health of the entire plant.

  • Water only when air and soil temperatures are above 40 degrees F with no snow cover.

  • Established large trees have a root spread equal to or greater than the height of the tree. Apply water to the most critical part of the root zone within the dripline.


Winter watering according to these suggestions will help to prevent root damage that can happen due to winter drought.
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