‘The real threat’: How to protect your garden from unexpected snowfall – ‘the weight of it’.
GARDEN CARE IN THE WINTER is all about keeping your plants safe from the cold and frost.
Have you considered protecting your plants from snow?
Winter is still here, with bitterly cold temperatures and blustery winds.
While snow has already fallen in parts of the UK, the unpredictability of the weather means that the rest of the country could see snowfall in the coming weeks.
How to save your garden from wintery conditions has been revealed by an expert.
Garden enthusiasts will not appreciate waking up to a blanket of white snow covering the garden.
It’s best to put plant protection in place before winter to combat any significant snowfall.
Simple tips like covering your plants or sheltering them indoors can help you prepare your garden for snowy conditions.
Evie Lane of Primrose, a gardening expert, explains how snow affects plants.
“It’s important to note that plants are unlikely to be harmed by a day of snow,” she said.
“Moderate snowfall can protect your plants from low temperatures in some cases.
“The real danger with snow is the weight it places on your plants, especially if they’re young and inexperienced.
“An inch or two of snow on newly planted vegetables may necessitate replanting.”
Primrose’s gardening experts have shared advice on how to save plants after a snowstorm and minimize the long-term effects of snow on gardens.
Plants should have their damaged parts removed.
According to experts, snow can be “unforgiving” to new growth.
“Act quickly to prevent any winter damage from spreading,” they said.
“Remove any unsightly damaged parts of your plants by cutting back to a healthy bud or side shoot once the threat of additional snow has passed.”
“Pruning stimulates new growth, and the plant will usually fill back in.”
Trees and plants should have snow removed as soon as possible.
Due to the weight of large amounts of snow, branches can be weighed down to the point of breaking.
“Frost or cold-damaged fruit tree blossoms will not produce any fruit,” the experts said.
To avoid any damage, shake off any trees in your garden.”
Severe frost can heave newly planted plants out of the ground, exposing their vulnerable roots, according to the gardening experts.
“Firm them back into the soil and add,” they advised.
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