One of the most common question among homeowners with trees in their property is: should I water my trees during winter? If yes, how often do I need to water them?
Most trees go dormant during winter months, meaning they temporarily go into some kind of hibernation. However, while you might not be able to see some obvious changes in your tree during the winter season, your tree still continues to grow, although more slowly.
Also, just because your trees are currently in dormancy doesn’t mean they stop needing nutrients to live.
So, all things considered, yes, in most cases, you do need to water your trees during winter depending on, of course, where you live.
Tip for watering trees during winter:
Luckily here in South Surrey, BC we get much more rain than once a week during the winter months so this is not something we need to worry about. Only if we ever experienced a drought of any kind, would this be an issue? For more tips on pruning, tree cutting, and everything related to trees and landscaping, stay tuned for future blogs.