The snow we had so far this winter is a drop in the bucket when it comes to moisture needed to keep plants healthy. This is not a time to be complacent about dry plants. We need 10 inches of snowfall to equal 1 inch of moisture. Most winters along the Front Range, there is not enough snowfall to give plants the moisture they need.
Adding supplemental water during the fall and winter keeps roots from drying out. Plants that receive water consistently will enter the spring as healthier plants. Here are some “Pro Tips” on winter watering.