The Growing Place

February 10, 2014

Add Winter Protection with an Evergreen Tree

picea omorika

Serbian spruce

As you crank your thermostat up yet again, think about adding a tree or two. Evergreens offer a wonderful buffer against winter winds when planted on the north and northwest sides of your property. Plus, they offer four-season beauty, shelter for birds and make great screening plants. (more…)

October 20, 2013

Protect Evergreens This Winter

Green Mountain Boxwood

We love evergreens for their four-season interest especially in a fresh snowfall.  Since they keep their needles/leaves year round, it is important to take some steps to make sure evergreens remain healthy through the winter months as they will continue to lose water and be susceptible to damage from sunscald or windburn. The best protection against winter damage is moderate moisture in the soil. Continue checking the soil under evergreens into early winter or until the ground is frozen.  If we have a dry fall, make sure to keep these plants well watered. (more…)

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