Winter Landscape Care

Dry conditions across Colorado mean you’ll need to drag out the hose and sprinkler and water your landscape this winter.

Snowfall usually provides far less moisture than rain, so you should supplement with winter watering when the ground is not frozen.

Follow these guidelines from CSU on when and how to water this winter:

  • Water when air and soil temperatures are above 40 degrees with no snow cover.
  • Water mid-day so that the water doesn’t freeze overnight and cause damage.
  • Watering one or two times per month, depending on conditions, is usually sufficient. Water long enough so that the soil is thoroughly soaked without run-off. Use the cycle-and-soak method for sloped areas.

If you aren’t able to hand-water your landscape this winter, hire a landscape pro to do the work for you. It’s a good investment in the long-term value of your property.