|Snow covered evergreens|
Spray broad-leaved evergreens with antidesiccant before the weather gets too cold and build burlap shelters around any young or exposed evergreens that need extra protection. Once the ground freezes, spread some pine boughs or coarse mulch over newly planted perennials to keep them from frost-heaving. During the winter, if a heavy snow or an ice storm snaps or crushes some shrubs, you can trim away the broken parts as soon as convenient but if plants get frozen during a severe cold spell, wait until spring to assess the damage before deciding how far to cut them back.
Of course, the very best thing you can do is to protect your landscape against a heavy snow or ice storm in the first place. The video below will teach you how to prevent snow from damaging your evergreens.
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