The winter in Maryland is rapidly approaching, it is necessary to prepare for the harsh winds, temperature drops, and the eventual snow that you will see. In an effort to further protect your landscape, below we have provided some more landscaping tips to keep your yard looking great during the harsh winter.
- There are many bold plants that you can use to make the winter more aesthetically pleasing. Holly (hedge), Witch Hazel (small tree), Hellbores (flowers), and Heavenly Bamboo (foliage) all survive the winter months provided they live above the snow. Crape Myrtle, Red Twig Dogwood, River Birch, American holly, and the infamous Evergreen are other big champions in the battle against Maryland winters.
Tend to your trees
- When the snow fall comes, pay attention to which plants are harboring more snow than others. Carefully brush the snow in an upward direction off the limbs and boughs. If there is ice coating your plants, leave them alone. The limbs and boughs are sensitive and trying to break off the ice will only harm them. Instead, wait a few days and let the ice melt off naturally.
Invite Your Feathered friend
- Utilizing nature’s inhabitants to visit your habitat is a landscaping tip that will provide a very unique and charming scene. In the winter months it is best to focus on attracting birds. Leaving bird food in a strong supportive bird feeder will attract all sorts of Maryland winter birds, from Mourning Dove’s, House Finch’s, to the legendary Baltimore Oriole (just in time for the NFL playoffs).
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About Evergreen Genes
In 1954, Evergreen Gene’s opened its doors in Glen Burnie, MD. The store functioned as a garden center that offered landscaping, lawn maintenance and hardscaping services. When you walk into our store, the selection of trees, flowers and other shrubbery will amaze you. Our inventory has anything that a horticulturist like yourself could possibly want.
Evergreen Gene’s is conveniently located at 401 Crain Highway South, Glen Burnie, and is open during regular business hours. We are always happy to speak with our customers, so do not hesitate to give us a call at 410-766-6877.