Winter ice, wind, and snow can wreak havoc on your landscape. When your evergreen trees and shrubs have seen the worst of a bad winter, you may need your help to save them.
Assessing the Damage
The first step in repairing winter damage to evergreens is to take an inventory of what the damage is to each plant. For large trees, you will need to seek professional help to remove broken limbs.
When winter hits harder than you were expecting, it's natural to worry about the state of your landscaping. Combating excessive amounts of ice and snow does require some action. The following tips can help you minimize ice damage to your landscaping.
Tip #1: Skip the deicers
Deicers, both those that contain salt and those that use other chemicals, can cause damage in your lawn that you won't see until spring. The damage shows up as dead or brown patches, and in some cases it can be difficult to regrow the grass.