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Snow Advice

by User Not Found | Nov 08, 2011

SNOW-ADVICE
With all the snow that fell last year we think now is the perfect time to tell you about some of our tips and advice so you will be prepared for this year.

There's nothing quite like waking up to a white winter wonderland, but if you haven't made the right preparations you and your garden can suffer. After all it's not a whole lot of fun scrapping ice and snow of path ways.  Try to keep an eye on the weather forecasts and grit path ways before forecasted snow falls, trust us it'll be much less work. Wide light weight shovels are the best for removing snow from path ways.

Now onto the plants snow can both damage and protect plants, at ground level it can act as mulch and insulate soil but heavy snow on the branches of your tress will weigh them down and could cause them to snap. You can avoid this by firstly pruning back larger limbs; if it's too late for that carefully knock the snow of branches you can reach.

Top Tip - When removing snow start at the bottom and work you way up, this will avoid the snow from the top branches adding to the already weighed down bottom branches.