Tuesday, December 8, 2015

One More Drink Please

            This year, as we all know, has been one of the driest on record. We had some rain this fall, but from this past month until now the sky has been kind of blue. And “sky’s of blue means only dew”. Wow I just made that up! And if I’m not mistaken I think it’s rather true.

            Dew may be enough for some desert plants and Horn Toads, but for the broadleaf and conifer evergreens around here, they’re going to need a little more than that, I’m afraid.

            I know you may have pacted up the hose for the year, but I believe this is important for your plant’s survival. This summer I missed it, where my Arbs were concerned, I watered them a little too late, and I don’t want a repeat of that this coming spring.

            Watering should be concentrated around the base of the plant; a slow trickle will keep the water from flowing beyond the root mass. An hour on each plant will wet down to about 10 to 12 inches, giving the roots something to draw on to keep them hydrated; and come spring there will be enough moisture within the plant to keep them from browning out during a brief warm up.

            If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at NiemeyerLandscaping@Gmail.com or post a comment on this Blog. And like us on Facebook.

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