The last month of winter is here and yes, it's been dry. However, it is still a good time to plant trees as they are available bare rooted now and still in good supply. Like anything newly planted the main thing to do is keep the roots watered and moist while the plant settles in. This will get them off to a good start and able to get through the summer.
There are many trees and shrubs that are quite drought tolerant. We can advise on the best choice for you and your garden.
Aside from any new plantings winter is a great time to prepare your garden for the growing season. This could involve pruning, mulching or turning over soil in vegie patches. Some pruning is best left until a bit later this month or even in September. This goes for roses and spring flowering blossom trees as well as a few others. If in doubt check first.