In the Northeast, late fall is the time to bring out the big guns to prevent transpiration – the loss of water from plant parts, mainly leaves. Deeply water plants before the grounds freeze, and continue to water during winter months when above freezing if Mother Nature doesn’t provide. When plants cannot replenish the moisture due to frozen soil or drought, dehydration and damage can occur. Last year’s winter wreaked havoc on evergreens. Combined with this year’s dry growing season, they are exceptionally vulnerable. You can create physical windbreaks with stakes and burlap or spray Wilt-Pruf, a natural resin derived from pine trees. Let that dry; then, you may wish to apply a systemic deer deterrent such as Deer Out as a double whammy of winter protection!
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