Extension Spotlight

Fall Perennial Care


October 14, 2020

Dry weather damages even the most established perennials. The roots are what will be damaged. When do you water? And what perennials to cut back this fall and then next spring?

Deeply watering your perennials before the ground freezes goes a long way to helping them through the initial transition into fall. After that pay attention to winter precipitation and if it gets dry and warm over an extended period find a way to give your perennials some water. Water when the air and soil temperature are above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. A little bit of water in the winter goes a long way. Perenn...

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