APL Garden Designer Member;
Garden and Landscape Designer Kent

Telephone: 01892 263863
Email: info@karenmcclure.co.uk

Dealing with snow……


Dealing with snow

The advantages of snow is that it acts as an insulator, protecting plants from the cold, however, a heavy fall of snow can also cause damage to leaves and branches, 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 damaged by the weight.  A long handled broom is useful for this job.

Remove: Heavy deposits of snow from the roofs of greenhouses or cold frames to let in the light and prevent the structures from bending under the weight.

Avoid: Walking on snow-covered grass as it will damage the turf beneath and leave marks on the lawn. It can also encourage the growth of fungal diseases which thrive in the cool damp conditions.