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Dry Fall Weather and Your Plants: Tips for Managing Dry Conditions

In this month's blog, we're addressing the very DRY fall weather we've been experiencing, and it looks like this trend might extend into the winter as well. With little to no rainfall and no snow in sight, your plants will require more supplemental water than they typically do during this season.

We recommend a regular watering schedule, ideally once every 7-10 days.

While it might be tempting to turn your irrigation system back on for convenience, it's not advisable, given the occasional cold nights we've been having. Turning your irrigation on and off can leave water trapped in vulnerable parts of your system, as there isn't enough time for it to drain before the next freeze. Although warm days may be present, it's unlikely that your plants will start leafing out. However, the fluctuation between warm days and freezing nights can harm your plant's root system, as the ground continuously freezes and thaws.

One essential practice, especially in these conditions, is mulching your beds. Mulch serves as an insulating barrier, protecting your plant's root system from the daily freeze and thaw cycles that can stress and damage it. While it's highly improbable that this weather will kill your plants, it can have an impact on their growth and bloom production next year.

We hope this blog prompts you to consider how changing weather patterns can affect your yard. Let's keep our fingers crossed for some much-needed moisture in the near future!


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