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According to the Minnesota DNR, a significant portion of the drought in Minnesota is in the seven-county metro area. Recent rains have helped, but many areas are still parched.
While you might be tempted to give your lawn, plants, and trees extra water and fertilizer during a drought, these practices can do more harm than good. When there is a drought, keep these tips in mind:
Pay special attention to young trees and evergreens.
Trees can increase the value of your home and property significantly. Stress from drought weakens them and puts them at risk! Don't wait for leaves to wilt before you give your trees a drink, especially young ones.
Remember this easy formula: 10 gallons/inch/week. Trees require ten gallons of water, per inch in trunk diameter, per week. The easy way to water trees: five-gallon buckets. Keep watering after they drop their leaves in the fall until the ground freezes in the winter.
Drill five 1/8-inch holes in the bottom of five-gallon buckets. The buckets cost about $5 each at home improvement or hardware stores.
Place the buckets along the tree's dripline where the roots are.
Fill the buckets with water and let it slowly drain out. The buckets make it easy to measure the right amount of water for your tree. For example: a young tree, 2 inches in diameter will require 20 gallons (4 buckets) per week.
An indoor herb garden not only elevates your cooking but also adds a touch of greenery to your space. With a little care and attention, you can enjoy fresh herbs all year long.
Every year, our local community lifestyle magazines ask their readers who is the best in your city. Don't forget to vote Southview Design for Best Landscape Designer – here's how.
While you may prefer to stay indoors, winter is the ideal time to prune your trees and shrubs.