Tip of the Week: Cleaning Up the Snow
Posted on December 18 2017
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! Join us today, as we give you some tips on how to clean your garden after a snowstorm! The snow we received last weekend was a nice reminder of the season, and there are bound to be more bouts of it as the season goes on. It sure is nice, but you may be wondering how it will affect your garden. Well, look no further, as we tell you today what it does, and how/when you should clean it from your garden. As the gardener, we know that you are always looking out for your plants day in and day out, even when the snow comes. However, when it does, you should not worry too much if your garden consists of plants that are native to the region, as they are already genetically-prepared for the cold weather, and you won’t have to worry. On the other hand, if you have plants that are exotic, placing a tarp over them will shield them from the dangers of frost and snow. When it comes to clearing the snow, you only really need to do it if a tree branch or shrub. Gently brush the snow off, but try not to shake since the branch can snap if it is covered in ice. If it is covered in ice, just let it thaw out on its own. Now, this part is pretty important: if a tree limb snaps due to the weight of the snow, try to get it cleared right away, or else it may become a new headquarters for all sorts of pests. Same goes for large trees: if they fall, call in a tree service to take care of it for you. For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back every Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!