Winter Protection For Your Garden

For those of us who live in temperate zones the wild fluctuations in temperature can be particularly hard on plants. Making informed plant selections is the first place to start. Even with wisely selected plant material some of your garden plants may still need a little help. Fortunately their are several things you can do to help protect your garden plants during the winter months. … Continue reading Winter Protection For Your Garden

Winter Garden Care – Protecting Your Plants From Salt Damage

Rock salt or Sodium Chloride (Na Cl) is commonly used to deice roads and walkways. As a deicer it is fast, easy to use, effective and affordable. On the down side though, its corrosive nature is damaging to vehicles, roads and pathways. This same salt can also be very damaging to plant material. There are 3 ways in which salt can damage your plant material: … Continue reading Winter Garden Care – Protecting Your Plants From Salt Damage

Sun Scald – Preventing Southwest Injury On Deciduous Trees

Winter in the garden can be a very beautiful sight indeed, but it certainly can have many downsides, at least from a plants perspective. One of these down-sides is sun scald injury to deciduous tree trunks (commonly known as Southwest injury). What is Southwest Injury? Which trees are most susceptible? What can be done to prevent Southwest injury? What is Southwest Injury?        Southwest injury also … Continue reading Sun Scald – Preventing Southwest Injury On Deciduous Trees