If you’re like us, you may be wondering how our forest friends made out during the snow and ice this week. Luckily, we will likely see and hear many of them moving about as the temperature rises. Find out how birds, squirrels, and reptiles survive harsh winter weather.
Winter is the best time to prune trees and shrubs, except spring flowering varieties. Why prune now? You can help promote new growth, it’s easier to see the shape of deciduous plants while most foliage is gone, and you can prune out dead or diseased branches while sap is low. For optimum health, your trees need attention all year long.
Many of us challenge ourselves in the New Year with resolutions, from getting organized to reducing debt and starting a healthier lifestyle. While planning your goals for 2018, don’t forget that gardening is a great way to get active!
There will be few plants that make it out of Houston’s most recent winter blast unscathed. Even with proper covering, some plants will still be damaged. Check out these tips to help care for and treat your ailing plants once the weather warms up a bit.