Winter Weight! Snow & ice can disfigure your plants, trees & bushes!

Anyone who lives in the northern states knows about snow and ice!  But while we clean off our walks and driveways, we often forget about our plantings!

One reminder….don’t forget to knock off the heavy snow and ice from your precious (and often expensive) landscaping!

Our area of northern NJ got about 6 inches of snow last night, but now its changed to rain….making the snow much heavier.  Then, with tonight’s single digit temperatures coming, it is all turning to ice.  So before your landscaping branches break off under the weight of it all….get out there and avoid disaster!

Snow & ice can overwhelm and break your bushes & trees

Snow & ice can overwhelm and break your bushes & trees

So get out there with a broom…..or better yet…..make it a game your kid(s) can play for you……and gently tap the branches and the snow will fall off….leaving the plants safe from broken branches and disfiguring loss.

Here's the same rhododendron after a brief couple of taps!

Here’s the same rhododendron after a brief couple of taps!

So don’t forget your plantings!  A little extra effort can save you money and besides….who can’t use a little more exercise, right!?

Different plants have different flexibilities….the woody plants like rhode’s and other tree branches will be the first to break….while other more flexible evergreens, like these can withstand more weight….but, like everything and everyone….we all have our breaking point!

Even these should be helped out with a friendly tap or two

These tall evergreens have a bit more flexibility.

 

 

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