Since the weather in Dallas doesn’t get quite as cold as other places in the country, watering your lawn should not stop in the winter. In fact, your landscaping can suffer root damage if you stop watering altogether. Here are some tips on watering your land in the wintertime.
Pay attention to the Temperature
Only water if the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s too cold, the water could freeze on your grass and end up suffocating it. Be sure to water in the middle of the day so the water has time to absorb before the temperature drops at night.
Water More than the Base of Your Trees
Trees have large root systems. Watering only around the base of the tree is not enough. Make sure you water the entire area around the tree like within the dripline. Watering the entire area will ensure your tree and its root systems are getting the hydration it needs.
Watch the Evergreens
Since evergreen trees don’t lose their needles, you’ll need to pay attention to their color. If your evergreen has brown needles, it’s dehydrated and needs extra winter watering. This will keep it healthy in the winter.
Give Special Attention to the South and West
Plants on the south and west end of your home get more direct sunlight than others in the winter. Be sure to keep an eye on them and water them a little more often. These plants will suffer from sun scorch if you neglect them.
Mulch is Your Friend
Mulch helps plants retain water during the dry parts of winter. Keeping your flower beds stocked will help your plants survive the cold months.
If you’re having trouble keeping your plants alive during the winter, call CGreens Landscape Management in Frisco, Texas today! We are experts on landscaping in the winter. We’ll have your lawn looking the best it’s ever been during the holidays!
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