Preserving your Fragile Trees & Protecting Your Garden Against Animals – January 9

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM CDT

Use a broom to sweep or brush off your evergreens, and then use twine to keep the evergreen from splaying opening (and ultimately breaking), which gives it a mummy effect. That allows the tree to move together in the wind and wintry weather. Make sure to check your garden, shrubs & trees when the weather breaks slightly and starts to warm up because you want to see if any rabbits or deer have eaten things in your garden. To prevent this, use chicken-wire fences but please to continue to monitor activity.