Protecting Trees and Shrubs From The Cold

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Although the winter seems long and hard for us, imagine how tough it is on our lawns, trees, and shrubs. We get to hop inside, sit by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, and bundle up. But for trees – they have a different story. Since they are outdoors without attention or fertilization all winter, it’s important to keep them safe throughout. February is one of the hardest, coldest months in Michigan, so even if you didn’t start in December, it’s still good for them in the long run if they are done now.

Learn more about how you can preserve your trees and shrubs during the harsh Michigan winter winds with these tips from Go Green Lawn and Tree Care!evergreen in snow

Wrap Up the Delicate Plants

Those delicate plants need protection when the Michigan weather brings rain and snow during the fall and winter. Your shrubs and plants are susceptible to winter burn. Many homeowners opt to add burlap wrap to plants and shrubs that have not developed extensive roots; however, some don’t necessarily like the look of a burlap wrap. Determine whether or not you want to safeguard these plants and sacrifice curb appeal for a few months. Wrapping is often essential so that you can prevent water loss and contain moisture that these shrubs and plants need to thrive during prime season.

Your newly planted trees may also need to be wrapped, especially when they are in an area that is exposed to salt spray from the road. Harsh chemicals can damage the trees’ roots. A double layer of burlap may be just what the trees need to survive a Michigan winter.

Provide Trees and Shrubs With Water

If there is a sunny day where the snow is melted and the grass seems open, you may want to water your trees and shrubs that are outdoors. Your plants, shrubs, and trees need water to survive colder weather. Commonly, trees, plants, and shrubs fail to survive when they are too dry. Moisture stemming from consistent watering can make a huge difference. We know how long winter can last in this state, so make sure you give your trees and shrubs a fighting chance when it comes to surviving.

Want to Get the Most Out of Your Greenery? Keep Them Healthy by Calling Go Green Lawn and Tree Care Today!

Lawn and tree care shouldn’t stop just because the weather is rough for a prolonged period of time. Keeping your trees and shrubs safe throughout the winter is something that our team can help you with! Let the professionals at Go Green Lawn and Tree Care give your trees and shrubs the boost they need to live a long and healthy life!

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