Pros and cons of snow in the garden

If during severe frosts the soil in the garden and the garden is bare, the underground parts of the plants may die. Snow cover will help to avoid this, however, excess wet snow can cause damage to crops.

Fluffy snow, which lingers on the electric wires, the roof (especially on the visor at the porch), steps and garden paths, often turns into a thick layer of ice. Therefore, it must be cleaned regularly so as not to endanger your life. But the snow cover, which lies in the garden, garden and flower garden, can be very useful.

Pluses of snow in the country

A layer of snow about 30 cm thick well protects the bulbs, tubers and roots of plants from frost. Well, if the snow falls to the moment when the earth begins to freeze. But if heat-loving plants winter in your garden, it is better to cover them with spruce leaves or dry leaves before (even in autumn). So you protect them from freezing, if snow falls after frost.

In winter, the snow cover protects the garden hydrangea from frost.

Also, snow helps to survive the winter evergreen plants: heather, saxifrage, shaved, honeysuckle hats. In addition, the snow cover protects these plants from sudden changes in day and night temperatures, bright burning sun. And in the spring melting snow saturates the soil with moisture.

A snow blanket helps the winter survive the evergreens

On the trail in the snow, you can determine which uninvited guests visited your site. If you notice traces of hares, make sure that the trunks of young saplings of fruit trees are covered with iron mesh or plastic. Otherwise, eared animals will hasten to eat the bark of your garden plants.

Snow cons at the dacha

Sleet is dangerous for trees and shrubs: it is too heavy for frozen branches, so they can break under it. In addition, shoots of conifers, covered with a large amount of snow, are subject to deformation. Therefore, a white blanket with them to periodically shake.

Frozen snow on the branches of the spruce blocks the stomata of the needles and impedes the flow of oxygen into the plant cells

Snow is not always useful for a lawn either. In places where large drifts have formed over the winter, the snow does not melt for a long time. There may be bald spots. To prevent this from happening, do not rake snow into large piles on the site, but take them out of the territory.

To accelerate the melting of snowdrifts, sprinkle them with wood ash or peat.

The ice crust formed in the flower garden does not allow perennial herbs to "breathe." Therefore, solid snow cover needs to be destroyed with a rake or pitchfork.

Under the weight of a thick layer of sleet even strong branches of plants break

Equipment for snow removal in the country

Recently fallen fluffy snow can be removed from the garden path or lawn with a broom, shovel or special snow removal equipment. If ice has formed, then the path should be sprinkled with sand. Salt cannot be used on the plot for the same purpose, since it harms the plants.

Equipment for snow removal: 1 - shovel; 2 - electric snow plow; 3 - manual shovel plow; 4 - gasoline snowplow

Snow is a great heat insulator. But not all plants and it does not always benefit. Do not be lazy in the winter to leave the house and throw fluffy snow on the heat-loving flowers, and from the pine trees, on the contrary, shake off the white blanket.

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