There are some things you can do to prevent snow damage in your landscape. Whether you're on the shoreline in Branford, somewhat in the middle in Madison, or in the icebox of Durham, all these tips will help your landscape survive.
- If you have had trouble with your hydrangeas blooming in the past, they may be getting
winter damage so wrap them in burlap.
- During a heavy, wet snow, go ahead and get the snow off your boxwoods. The weight can
- Bent branches from heavy snow can break, so brush them off gently.
- Snow falling from roofs can be heavy and can damage plants, so try to get it off your roof and
away from your garden.
- Plowing and snow blowing can wreak havoc on your garden. Try to keep shrubs far enough
from the curb or your driveway so that plowing or snow blowing won't affect them.
- Perennials are fine for curbs or alongside driveways as they are completely dormant during
- Road salt can damage your lawn or garden. If we have a snowy winter with frequent plowing,
we recommend a gypsum treatment for your lawn or garden early in spring. Gypsum helps
- Minimize traffic on your lawn as walking on your lawn, especially during a frost, can damage
it. Here are some tips for preventing winter damage to your turfgrass
Once your garden is protected you can enjoy the snow!
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