Maintaining Your Landscape this Winter

First things first! Before winter hits, it is important to have your irrigation system blown out. As I am sure you are all too familiar with, Northern Colorado goes through a freezing and thawing period throughout the winter. If water remains inside of your irrigation system, it can expand during the freeze and cause cracks, holes and blowouts which can be costly and time consuming to repair. Contact us about our services during the fall.

How blowing out a sprinkler system works.

During this time period, perennial plants will go dormant. Dormancy is when plants pull all of their vital energy back into the roots, storing energy for spring growth. Though the plants aren’t using as many resources, and aren’t nearly as active during dormancy, they are still alive. While we ¬†occasionally get enough snow to ¬†penetrate into the soil, we also experience dry times in between. Generally speaking, perennial plants should be watered once a month during the winter season. If during any particular month we receive a heavy snow (6 or more inches) your plants will not need watering. If it has been more than 3 or 4 weeks since the last moisture and there is no moisture in sight for the next couple weeks, perennial plants should be thoroughly watered.

More information on why plants go dormant.

More information on what dormancy involves.

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