SHOULD I BE WATERING IN THE WINTER?
Winter watering of evergreens is a must.
Once a month on a warm day will do fine.
New planted plants in the fall also need watering in the winter.
WHEN SHOULD I PRUNE MY EVERGREENS?
Pruning evergreens should be done late winter or early spring. Evergreens are unique trees, shrubs and ground covers .I recommend education and training by a professional arborist'.
WHEN SHOULD I PRUNE MY FRUIT TREES?
Fruit trees should be pruned late winter or early spring. Ideally pruning should occur before bud break.
Fruit trees provide us with food and these trees should be pruned carefully.
I recommend do reseach on 'How to Prune Fruit Trees'
if you are planning to do the work yourself OR ask your local arborist for some pruning lessons.
WHEN SHOULD I PRUNE MY SHADE AND ORNAMENTAL TREES?
Shade and Ornamental trees can be pruned late winter to mid- May.
I recommend, If pest (insects and fungi, bacteria, and viruses) are active for that family of trees postpone OR consult with a certified arborist.
WHEN CAN I TRANSPLANT FROM THE FOREST?
Transplanting should be done when plants are still dormant.
In our challenging climate (Taos County) transplanting survival drops drastically when plants are actively putting on vegetative and root growth.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT?
I prefer planting when enough care can be given to the new planted plants. And when the temperatures are favorable.
Planting in the summer is challenging when temperatures are hot and humidity is low !!!!!!!!!
Evaporation rate (Loss of Moisture) can be as high as 95% in the summers here in Taos county.
IS FALL A GOOD TIME TO PLANT TREES?
YES and NO
YES, In the Fall, soils are cooler, temperatures are cooler and tree roots grow.
BUT you have to care for these newly planted trees and Evergreens throughout the winter.
NO, if you do not want to care for these trees all winter long.