When I first heard of zone hardiness and how that affects what kinds of plants and grasses thrive in Colorado, I had no clue about what that meant. The United States Department of Agriculture has divided North America up into 13 zones based on temperature and climate. Zone 1 is the coldest and zone 13 is the hottest. Each zone has a 10 degree differential. Much of Northern Colorado falls in the 5b zone.
What does this mean for us in regards of Fall maintenance? During the Fall/Winter months we need to ready and protect our plants and grasses from the cold temperatures and moisture of snowfall. I have put together a list of tasks that can be taken care of this month.