Not too long ago, I got a call about tree protection so I asked some questions. Like, protection from what? Wild kids. Yes, kids were playing in their strata park and they were taking liberties with the park trees. You can the full blog here.
My conclusion? Educate the kids first. Plants are life!
Now that the snow is finally gone we can accomplish more winter maintenance tasks.
1. ornamental grass cutback. Once the snow bends the grasses out of shape, it's OK to cut them back.
2. Sedums can be flush cut.
3. remove any dead tree branches
4. shear Spireas down to low mounds
5. stake any shrubs beat up by snow
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT