Protect Your Evergreens From Winter Damage

Lawn Maintenance, Turf and Plant Healthcare | Comments Off on Protect Your Evergreens From Winter Damage

Winter Burn, also known as Desiccation, can be an issue for evergreen and broadleaf evergreen shrubs once temperatures hit the freezing mark.  The driving factors for this problem are wind, cold and the inability of a plant to draw moisture from the frozen soil.  Wind across the leaf/needle surface combined with warming from the sun can cause the plant to transpire it’s stored moisture into the atmosphere leading to the browning out of the plant.

Walsh Landscape offers an Anti-Desiccation Spray service to help alleviate this problem.  With the exception of Spruce and some Arborvitae all evergreen and broadleaf evergreens are candidates for this process. If you have experienced Winter burn in the past or have concerns for the upcoming Winter season contact us for pricing and timing of our service.