by Dennis Patton, horticulture agent
You may not think it, but plants continue to use water during the winter, although just not as much. The freezing and thaw cycles also remove moisture from the soil. Also, don't forget about the effects of drying winds that pull moisture from the soil.
Bottom line, soils are often on the dry side in winter. Plants that are well hydrated will survive winter conditions and be stronger and more established come spring and throughout the rest of summer.
Follow these simple watering tips in the winter
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