Winter Care for Newly Planted Evergreens
Evergreens are more sensitive to Colorado’s dry, cold winters because they do not loose their needles. Their root systems have already been compromised by the transplanting process, so they have to provide moisture collected from a very small area to keep the needles in good condition. We will still be looking at these same needles next year.
These newly planted evergreens need to have supplemental water added every three weeks. If the ground is frozen, the water needs to be added at a very slow rate since it will not be able to quickly penetrate the frozen surface.
A tip that professional landscapers use is to apply a product called Wilt-pruf. This product seals the leaves so that they give up their water very slowly. The product will need to be applied once every six weeks.