Besides the 300 days of sunshine a year, one of the most endearing things about living in Denver is the mildness of the winter. We do get snow, maybe about once a month and sometimes in great amounts (I'm sure you have seen the blizzards during Bronco games.) The mildness comes in the days after the snow when the temperatures go up into the 50's and sometimes like today the 60's. Mid February! It's like a little slice of heaven.
So in order to keep my Vitamin D levels up and to ground myself I worked for a bit in the yard today. Not much to show as we didn't get around to a fall clean up and everything is mainly brown. Still, it did feel great and i'm hoping as the weather holds for the next few days (snow forecast for Wednesday) I can get out a bit with the kids and soak in some pre-spring rays.
I also found a few surprises!
My landscape tip for this week, is winter watering. When the temperatures are above freezing and you haven't received any moisture for one or two weeks. You need to water your beds. For Denver that is once or twice a month. I have one hose that is self bleeding so It's not part of my winterized sprinkler system. You can also just use a watering can and your kitchen sink. Gray water from cooking, bathing, etc. is also wonderful. If you do use a hose, make sure and disconnect it from the faucet when you are finished. This will keep the pipe from freezing. So get out there and see if there are any surprises waiting for you! (Or for those in the north east, enjoy a walk in that winter wonderland, spring will be here before you know it!)
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