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Winter Watering, a Surprising Key to a Better Garden

02 Dec 2021 1:23 PM | Bill LeMaire (Administrator)

You may have thought your garden watering duties were over for awhile.  However, our maintenance team reminds us that homeowners often forget that watering on appropriate days through the fall and winter is an important step in maintaining a healthy landscape.  Due to our dry climate here in Colorado, especially here in the southwest corner of the state, supplemental watering during the colder months can be important, if not vital, to a more successful spring flowering and growth.  Repeated freezing and thawing of the ground can create cracks in the earth and flower beds, exposing root systems to more severe drying.  So winter watering, along with mulching, can help curb dehydration, fill ground cracks, and prevent plant damage. 

Our good friend Mike Smedley shared this fact sheet on fall and winter watering from the folks at Colorado State University Extension.  Learn how to do fall and winter water the right way...


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NOTE: Our physical location is 1900 E. Third Avenue, at the Durango Public Library. The gardens are located to the north and east of the library, along the Animas River Trail.

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Durango Botanic Gardens

10 Town Plaza, #460

Durango, CO  81301

Phone: 970-880-4841

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The Durango Botanic Gardens are physically located at the Durango Public Library, to the north and east of the library.  The library is located at 1900 E. 3rd Ave., Durango.

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10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301    

Phone:  970-880-4841

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