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Taking care of the Landscape After a Snow storm


Snowstorms, such as the one that struck the East Coast of the United States near the end of 2010, can create damage on the landscape and flower yards. Trees are broken and ruined; bushes have actually suffered harm from substantial snows; perennials that were not cut back are frozen. As you survey the damage, you must understand that not whatever is a negative.The following are just a couple of things to think about as you plan your cleanup strategy for when the weather warms. Fallen limbs — If you do not currently have a brush pile however have room for one in the back of your yard, I extremely advise that you begin building one, particularly if you are a lover of wildlife. I have a brush stack that has actually become house to wild rabbits, too, which stick close to it and away from my flower, herb, and veggie vegetable gardens. Brush stacks are not pretty, I admit; nevertheless, you can camouflage them by planting some attractive shrubs in front of them. Another thing that you can do with some of the fallen limbs is to make a feeder for your birds. This is not as challenging as it may sound. Merely take a significant limb, cut one end so that it has a fairly even surface area, and place an eyehook into the end of the limb. Hang it from a tree or from a deck or pergola using either wire or some kind of rope. Smear the limb with peanut butter. Your birds will love it! Downed trees — There is a fairly large pine tree in my yard that has actually been in danger of coming down considering that we moved into this house 4—5 years earlier. Woodpeckers like to excavate nesting cavities in dead trees; and I am specific that the downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers will value this tree. See Bird Watching posts on: Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, and Red-Bellied Woodpecker] Frozen perennials — There are a lot of perennials that I do not cut down at the end of the season; i.e., 'Autumn Joy' sedums, coneflowers, and numerous herbs. The substantial snowfalls did not do them any favors, yet I have actually observed birds munching on whatever seeds that seem to remain. The perennials will, therefore, remain uncut up until spring when it is time for them to begin their brand-new growth. look at this now Do not believe that a snow storm has actually completely damaged your lawn. Remember that snow offers your flowerbeds a nice warm blanket plus the added moisture is constantly appreciated. Fallen limbs — If you do not already have a brush pile but have space for one in the back of your lawn, I extremely suggest that you start building one, particularly if you are an enthusiast of wildlife. I have a brush pile that has actually become house to wild rabbits, too, which stick close to it and away from my vegetable, herb, and flower landscapings. Brush piles are not quite, I admit; nevertheless, you can camouflage them by planting some appealing shrubs in front of them. Not only does it hide my brush stack, the smell is tasty, too. Woodpeckers like to excavate nesting cavities in dead trees; and I am specific that the downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers will value this tree.


 
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