Sprinkler Winter Water

Winter watering is not just for the trees and plants in our landscape, our lawns need watering too.  Lawn areas are often overlooked when it comes time for Winter watering. It is important to keep moisture levels up in all parts of the landscape during dry and windy periods.

Our Colorado climate is famous for those frequent mild and extended dry periods we enjoy during the Winter months. One day it's snowing and the next it's mild and dry. While this is great for us, it is not so great for plants.

Insects such as Spider Mites can cause tremendous damage to lawns during mild and dry periods.  Last Winter was extremely dry, resulting in extensive damage to lawn areas.

During long periods of no snow cover it is important to water lawn areas for 5 to 10 minutes, especially on West and South facing slopes. This should be done every 2 to 3 weeks when it becomes mild and dry.

When winter watering your trees and shrubs don't forget to water the lawn; it's a part of the landscape as well.