Tips on Watering
Trees in Fall
||There's a lot
of confusion as to when to water
and when not to water trees and shrubs. Watering at the wrong
increase winter damage and weaken your plants.
So timing is a little
but it's not complicated.
August was the
time to slack off watering
your trees and shrubs. Excess water at that time of year can
lush. Plants that are fat and happy in August are too soft
But when the
leaves have fallen, the tops
of the plants are dormant. This is the time to water your woody plants
deeply to help them survive the winter.
leaves have dropped, give trees
and shrubs an inch of water each week until the ground freezes. The
-- still active in autumn -- absorb the water and use it to replace
lost from the plant during the winter.
If you made a
basin around the base of the
plant to hold water during summer months, punch a hole in it now so
can drain away and not freeze around the plant.
Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds
Richard M. Degraaf.
who enjoy the sight and sounds of wild birds can rely on this
reference, recently revised and updated in a second edition, when
plantings that will provide nesting, food and cover for winged