Tag Archive | snow

Repair Shrub/Tree Winter Damage

Shrubs can take a beating in winter. The wind can break branches. Snow piled on top of them can bend branches over, even to the ground. Overly saturated soil can cause the whole shrub to lean while frequent freeze/thaw cycles can cause them to come right out of the ground. Evergreen shrubs may have brown […]

Protect Your Landscape From Snowplows

Snowplows are a necessary evil in our corner of the world. After a snowfall, the sounds of snowplows are welcome to those who want to travel, but not for landscapes. The snowplow operator’s job is to clear the road or driveway, piling the snow wherever there is room. Unfortunately, that is often on top of […]

Time For The Burlap Coat

We live in USDA Hardiness Zone 5 and have some Zone 6 pockets. This means that, although we aren’t in the coldest zone, many of our trees and shrubs need extra protection from winter’s extremes. Tender trees and shrubs, especially young trees that you just planted this year, may need a burlap coat. Wrappings are […]

Prepare Your Trees & Shrubs For Winter

With October upon us, winter can’t be far off. While we take shelter in our nice, warm homes, all our trees can do is drop their leaves to lighten the weight on their branches. Before the snow flies, however, you can do your part to protect your valuable investment. Here’s a list of ways you […]

Winter Precautions To Protect Your Landscape

You’ve taken all the precautions we’ve suggested in these blogs, but there’s a nagging feeling that you can still do more to assure the health and safety of your trees and shrubs this winter. Here are some added precautions you can take. The snow in your driveway is full of road salt and grime. Even […]

Plan For Next Winter This Winter

I’ve written about how to create winter interest in your landscape and, hopefully, you’ve done some of these things. Now that winter is upon us, here are a few more ways in which you can use this winter to plan for next winter. In the spring, add some plants to your garden that have winter […]

How To Make Your Winter Landscape More Interesting

I just looked out the window at my landscape. There’s no doubt about it. Winter is here. As I write this, there’s no snow, although some is in the short term forecast. There’s not a leaf to be seen, except those Mother Nature piled up in a corner of the patio to await my disposal. […]