It’s still devastatingly dry. In oreder to keep plants, shrubs, lawn, and soil alive in your Eastern Colorado landscape, you’ll more than likely need to water.
Here are some tips:
- The best way to know if you need to water, is to poke a blade six inches into the soil, open a wedge and feel it. If it feels moist or is frozen, no need to water.
- Check your soil at least every three weeks.
- Don’t rely on a little bit of snow to do the trick. It often takes 10 inches of snow to equal one inch of rain.
- Water when the temperature is above 40 degrees.
- The best hours of the day for watering are usually between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. However, on very warm days, that window may be bigger.
Your neighbors, your wife, or your best friends might ask, “Why are you watering? Everything’s dead!”
That’s a perfect time to shine your intelligence. “They’re not dead. They’re dormant.”
There’s a big difference, and you know it.