THIS SPRING - Plan for snow removal next Winter
Plan for Snow Plowing when you Design Your Landscape
With all the recent snow, it's a good time to look at your home or business landscape and see exactly where the snow gets pushed.
A common landscape design flaw I notice is that many people plant too close to their driveway without planning for the "crush" of snow on plants. Lining your driveway with plants is probably not the best space to garden. Snow is a great insulator and protector of plants, but NOT when it's physically dumped on them! Too much of folks landscaping money is wasted every year by not allowing room for the snow to be plowed.
Also...The arborvitae shown in this picture are 'Emerald Green', a common "Box Store" variety grown by the thousands on the West Coast. Although they are narrow and fast growing, they ofter have "multiple tops"or several vertical branches at the top of each plant. These are extremely susceptible to splitting when a lot of heavy, wet snow collects on the top branches Choosing the right plants for the job is also an integral component of a successful landscape!
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