How to Water Plants in Colorado


To care for plants in Colorado, it is necessary that you provide frequent watering to enable the soil to stay moist and nutrient-rich. Because of the dry climate, soil throughout the state of Colorado tends to clump and dry. It is also important that you bear the climate and temperature in mind. According to Colorado State University, plants should not be watered outdoors if the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Watering plants in Colorado is a simple process that does not require specialized gardening skills.

Step 1

Fill a watering can with room temperature water.

Step 2

Sprinkle the water onto each plant. Be sure to wet the leaves and the soil around the plant.

Step 3

Repeat as often as necessary. Plants during a dry fall (rainfall does not occur at least once per week) should be watered every three days. When rainfall does occur at least once per week, watering is only necessary once per week.

Step 4

Protect your plants from dry soil by adding mulch to the area around the top of the soil where the plant is grounded. Mulch is available at any home and garden center.

Step 5

Prepare to cover your plants with a plastic bag to protect them from frost, should you be unable to water them during the winter months when the temperature dips below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. While you are unable to water the plants during this time, the mulch will serve to protect the soil and keep it moist during freezing weather.

Things You'll Need

  • Watering can
  • Water
  • Mulch (optional)


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