Water in this weird, dry 'freezing nights' spring?
As everywhere else my perennials have all been starting their spring growth. It has been in the 50's and 60's during the day, but in the 30's or even lower, i.e. freezing at night. No rain for weeks and seemingly unending strong, dry winds. The soil in all my beds seems powder dry. My husband says that 3-4" down it is probably still wet [I still haven't checked this one out myself], but a number of perennials are new from last year and I would guess still have pretty shallow roots. Keeping in mind that the newer ones have gone through their first winter and that our temps at night are still freezing, should I start regularly watering them?