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Protecting Your St. Louis Landscape This Winter

Although we can’t say 100% whether we will have any significant snowfall this season, it’s safe to say that we could. This could lead to issues with your landscape, so it’s important to understand how you can protect your lawn this winter. Here are a few tips you can use.

How to protect your St. Louis landscaping this winter:

  1. Check your trees' limbs
  2. Keep your plants hydrated
  3. Shield vulnerable plants

Check Your Trees’ Limbs

Over time the trees in your landscape will get older and experience some issues. You might have a tree with limbs that are dying or are otherwise in bad shape. It’s important to make sure you take care of any issues that may arise during the winter. The harsh conditions that are common during this season can cause trouble for your trees. Make sure that you are pruning your trees as needed too.

Keep Your Plants Hydrated

Many people think that because it’s winter, plants don’t need to be watered. However, this is not the case. Poorly hydrated plants can be especially vulnerable to the harsh conditions of winter. Evergreen plants’ moisture escapes through their leaves during this season, so make sure that you’re watering your plants and shrubs as necessary.

Shield Vulnerable Plants

If you have plants that you have added to your landscape recently or some that are looking a bit vulnerable, you should take some steps to protect them. One way you can do this is by creating a shield from the wind and placing it around your plant. If you’re planning on creating a shield from the elements, it’s crucial that you choose the right material. Use something like burlap, which will allow air to reach your plants.

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