Top tips for your garden during the snow!
Although some may disagree, there are benefits of the snow!
One of the benefits is that it acts as an insulator, protecting plants from the cold and frost, however, a heavy layer of snow can also cause leaves and branches to break, so it’s important to know how to deal with it when it arrives:
- Shake excess snow from the branches of large trees, shrubs and hedges, to prevent them from becoming disfigured by the weight.
- Remove heavy deposits of snow from the roofs of greenhouses to prevent the structures from bending under the weight.
- Use string to support the branches and stop them being pulled out of shape. Branches that move away from the main plant won’t spring back into place when the snow melts.
Try to avoid walking on snow-covered grass as it will damage the turf beneath and leave marks on the lawn.
Make sure that you have the correct sensible footwear when out in the snow…