|Protect your trees|
If you planted any new trees this past growing season, you want to protect them with rodent guards. As was stated in the November/December Checklist, rodent damage can often cause the most winter damage in your garden. To protect mature trees, look online for some creative ways to make and custom fit protective gear to your specimen tree’s trunk.
For those who planted garlic and strawberries, mulch them with a protective layer of straw or salt marsh hay. This layer of insulation protects the crowns from severe cold. And if you don’t compost, now is the time to start. It’s amazing what can make wonderful soil in your garden.
|Make wonderful soil in your garden - compost.|
|Berries for the birds and winter interest|
|Seed heads for color, winter interest and more.|
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