When it snows on your Landscaping
How snow effects your Landscape
Did you know that snow can actually be beneficial to landscape plants? Snow can be a protective layer for your landscape, it insulates your landscape to protect it from the effects of freezing and thawing. Snow also provides moisture as is melts.
But there is a down side. Just like too much of anything is bad, too much snow can cause damage to your landscape.
A lot of snow can add weight and cause damage to plant structures. It can have an effect in water logged areas. Snow can make your landscape even more soggy and damage your root systems.
The biggest factor to damaged landscape is due to repeated freezing and thawing. It can cause plants to heave out of the soil and it can also damage flower buds.
What can you do?
Below are some ways to help prevent damage to your landscape from the winter season
- Add a thick layer of winter mulch around shallow rooted plants
- Cover smaller plants and shrubs with breathable covering
- Make sure you have the right plant in the right location
Landcraft is your local Minneapolis Urban Landscaping company that can work with your budget and give you options on how to give you the front yard you have been dreaming about. Contact us to learn more about us and to get a quote on your next backyard project.