Weeks and weeks of drought is definatly going to take a toll on plants this year. What we need to remember is that even though plants are going dormant they still need to be watered in this time of drought. We may not see the effects right now, however, come spring we will be able to see what damage has acutally taken place. Below are some tips for the K-State Extension Office on winter watering. Enjoy!
*Soak the soil to at least a depth of 6-8". Trees should be soaked more deeply.
*Water can be applied to landscape plants any time the temperature is above freezing and the soil is not frozen so that it can soak into the ground.
*Plants most likely to suffer from winter moisture shortage are fall-established lawns, young trees and shrubs which are five years of age or less, especially evergreens.
Go to K-State Research and Extensions' Winter Watering Tips for more information.