Watering for Winter

All plants benefit greatly going into winter with adequately moist soil. While the deciduous trees and shrubs will go dornmant once they defoliate and will not be actively looking to uptake water as quickly as they would when their leaves are on, the watering still provides extra insulation for the plant roots and helps to prevent freezing. Evergreens will still want to be watered because they still have active tissue in their needles and broadleaves. As winter winds pick up, the watering helps to defend against desiccation. Winter watering can be done on mild days when temps are in the 40s.