How to Save Your Yard and Landscaping After The Storm
It’s likely that all that foliage damage is going to drop off your shrubs and trees which is normal in the process of a plant trying to rejuvenate itself.
Fruit trees that bloomed and then went through the freeze, those blooms are likely going to fall off. They will likely not have production this year but they should have food production the following year.
- Tips to help damaged shrubs and bushes
- wipe pruning tools down and disinfect the blade after each cut
- cut damaged small branches to just above a bud or junction with another branch
- saw off large damaged branches using a handsaw where the damaged branch meets a larger branch
- cut torn, shredded, or loosely hanging bark off the shrub
- monitor the shrub for any die-back, especially if the shrub was leafless during the storm
For more tips you can check out the South Texas Gardeners Facebook group here.
(KENS) Photo: Getty/Rick Loomis