We get quite a few questions about watering trees in the winter. It is important that with new plantings that you are aware that they will still need moisture in the winter months. Most of the time Mother Nature helps us out, i.e. snow, ice and rain. But there are times when supplemental water is needed. Here are some tips from the Kansas State Extension Office to help out:
"Be sure to thoroughly soak the soil around established trees and shrubs before ground freezes in the fall. In the case of a dry winter, water during a midwinter thaw when ground is not frozen and a few days of mild weather are predicted. This is especailly important for evergreens. DIsconnect and drain the hose after winter watering."