The evergreens you planted this spring might appear healthy, but don’t let the green foliage fool you!
Several months of below average rainfall this hot Summer has evergreens and other non-deciduous trees and shrubs vulnerable to dehydrating cold winter winds. Watering recently planted trees and shrubs on warm, above freezing temperature days this late Fall or even Winter could make the difference between them surviving or dying this.
With newly planted trees and shrubs, the root system is limited. The plants don’t have access to large amounts of soil and therefore very little moisture. Also, stress from extreme temperatures and winds can easily dehydrate out a plant and cause damage or even death. Don’t wait till the needles or other foliage shows signs of browning to water because by then it will probably be too late. Water your evergreens regularly….then need a drink just like us!
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