So you’ve spent time building up and maintaining your garden all year. You have lines of shrubs in pots along your property and you have beautiful fruit trees living in your backyard. Obviously, you want to keep your green life going strong and that is why it’s very important to winterize your trees and shrubbery. Below, is a list of reasons why it is essential that you make the proper winter preparations for both your plants and your trees.
Leaving Potted Shrubs Outside More Than Likely Means You’ll Have To Get New Shrubs Next Season
But what if you don’t want to go out and get brand new shrubs? You’ve spent so much time working on and caring for these, you aren’t ready for them to die off just yet. As the seasons change over from summer to fall to winter, the temperature is going to drop and unlike plants or shrubs that live in the ground, ones that are potted have such little soil surrounding the roots that they won’t be insulated enough and will more than likely freeze to death.
You can combat this by simply bringing your potted plants or shrubs inside your house to care for while the outside terrain begins to freeze.
If You Don’t Protect Your Trees Before Winter Starts, They Might Not Be There When It Ends
Bringing your shrubs inside is all well and easy but the solution isn’t that simple for trees. You can’t bring your trees inside, and why would you want to? As the temperature takes a steep decline, the winds become more and more harsh. The freezing temperature combined with the harsh winds can cause the bark of a tree to split and leave it exposed to various pests and decaying diseases.
You could bring down the risk of losing your trees by wrapping the trunk with vinyl or paper tree wrap. Wrapping the trunk will also protect your trees from any animals that might be scavenging for food during the winter.
Tying Up Your Tree Branches Can Prevent Breakages
Wrapping up the trunk of your tree is a great way to ensure that your tree stays alive during the winter but what about the thinner or smaller branches of your tree? You don’t want the snow to thaw only to find a graveyard of broken tree branches waiting for you. Harsh winter winds can cause naked branches to whip and jump around, which can cause breakage.
Wait for the leaves to fall off of your tree then take some rope, string, or twine and loosely tie those branches together.
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