Lyn Chimera is a Master Gardener, consultant and lecturer.
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By: Lyn Chimera
Winter means it’s time to protect your garden for the upcoming season. Whether you have critter problems or are protecting your plants against the harsh weather conditions, a little effort now can make the difference between a healthy or dead plant come spring.
A big issue is critter control. Damage from deer, rabbits and mice can be devastating to many shrubs and trees. Your yard may wind up looking like a fortress, but preventative measures really work!
First let’s look at deer protection:
Next on the damage control list are rabbits and mice.
One last thought...Leaves are a wonderful resource. Please don’t waste them. There are lots of ways to use nature’s leaf bounty:
It all sounds like a lot of work, but it’s well worth it in the long run!
Lessons From Nature