First tip: stock up on the necessary equipment in advance, such as scrapers and shovels for cleaning and throwing snow. To move large snowdrifts, you need at least a spacious wheelbarrow, we hope you have one too.
Second advice: if the snow really has to be removed from the paths, the parking lot and the yard so that it is convenient to walk, then in the garden and in the garden, on the contrary, it will be delayed. If strong winds are not uncommon in your region, then the snow can simply blow away, but this is an excellent thermal insulation material! Even small fences in the garden, fences, specially built fences made of spruce branches, braids, small mobile screens made of scrap materials are good at keeping snow.
Advice three: if softly falling snow is a blessing for plants, then a compressed lump falling from the roof is a disaster. Therefore, snow protectors on the roof are especially important if shrubs and other perennials grow near your house..
Fourth advice: the trees are of great benefit if the trunks are covered with snow. It is important that the snow cover not only the trunk circle, but also the root collar of the tree. To do this, it is advisable to throw all the snow that you raked from the paths under the trees, and the snow cone can be stretched a little to the south – here it will melt much faster under the sun’s rays.
Fifth tip: shrubs and other perennials can be wrapped in snow. For them, you need more snow, the main thing is not to overdo it and not break the branches, pour it under the trunks, carefully.
Sixth tip: wet snow or just too much cover is dangerous for thin branches, sprawling spruce, pines, thujas, bushes. Therefore, in case of adhesion of snow or a large accumulation on the branches, it should be shaken very carefully so as not to damage the tree..
Seventh advice: crust, unlike fluffy snow, is very dangerous for low-growing plants, including your lawn. Under such an ice crust, formed due to temperature changes, the plants simply stop receiving oxygen, so it is advisable to break the crust, for example, with a rake. Or just walk through the beds, scattering, lifting the ice crust with your feet.
Eighth advice: if you did not shake off the snow in time, it began to melt, then freeze, or as a result of rain at subzero temperatures, an ice crust may form on the branches. Unlike a layer of snow, you should not knock it down! It’s too dangerous, the ice sticks on the branches stronger than snow, so you have to wait for a thaw. In the meantime, you can help trees cope with the load using homemade props under the spreading branches..
Tip nine: do not make real snow blockages on the plantings of perennials, throwing snow off the paths and removing it from the yard. Under the trunks, for protection – yes, fill it completely, with a slide – no. This will deprive the plants of oxygen access and can simply break thin branches or trunks..
Tip ten: think about where the water will go when the snow begins to melt. It is best to completely remove drifts from the basement of the building, shed, and places where flood waters can collect. Remember that snow will melt fastest in sunny, southern areas, it is here that early flowers and greenery will first appear from the ground.