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Dry Conditions Putting Stress on Trees, Lawns

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ST. CLOUD — Drought-like conditions are starting to settle-in across central Minnesota. It means lawns, shrubs and trees may be getting stressed if they aren’t getting water.

Nathan Winter is an Extension Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service. He says if you’re not getting any rain, you should be watering. Focus on

Winter says you should water once per week and put down enough water equivalent to a one-inch rainfall. If you do light watering several times per week, Winter says the moisture isn’t reaching the roots of trees.

He also says make sure to focus on newer trees and plants because their root systems aren’t as developed as more mature ones.

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