I have used the beautiful weather this fall to plant a new bed with perennial...

Asked October 28, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

I have used the beautiful weather this fall to plant a new bed with perennial flowers and shrubs. The last plants were put in a week ago and my question is, how late in the season should I continue watering? Is there a weather benchmark that would dictate when to stop?

Dodge County Minnesota winter care of perennials perennials

1 Response

Thanks for the question

Yes, there is such a weather benchmark: frozen ground. Water until the ground starts to freeze, usually the end of November in the Twin Cities:
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2012/09/25/dont-stop-watering-your-gardens-and-trees