Often, winter injury to broadleaved evergreens, is caused by dry soil conditions in the fall. Excessive desiccation is the result of conditions too dry. Provide your plants with a deep watering during extended periods of dryness heading into the winter. *** Row covers and fabrics can extend your growing season. *** This is the time to have your soil tested to determine if your lawn needs lime. If necessary, fall is the best time to apply lime. For details, visit: http://www.soiltest.uconn.edu/