Extension Logo
Extension Logo
University of Minnesota Extension

Yard and Garden News

Want to be alerted when new articles are published? Sign up for Yard & Garden News.

Keep on watering

A variety of grasses and other bushy plants in a landscape with trees in the the background in autumn.

As we go into another dry fall throughout most of the state, it's important to continue watering our landscape plants — especially herbaceous perennials, trees and shrubs. Saturate the top 6-9 inches of soil and mulch the root areas to help hold in the moisture, protect roots and moderate the soil temperatures. Watering and mulching help plants transition into winter dormancy gradually with less stress. Always Water Wisely.

Get the Yard and Garden newsletter

We'll remind you of the stories that appear on this page and offer gardening tips throughout the season. We send to your email once a month — and maybe twice when the season is in full swing!


Upcoming yard and garden events

Permission is granted to news media to republish our news articles with credit to University of Minnesota Extension. Images also may be republished; please check for specific photographer credits or limited use restrictions in the photo title.

Page survey

© 2023 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.