Frost Heaving & Winter Damage





2-19-2014



Frost Heaving

After a severe winter, frost can cause plants and even pavers to heave. While it can be alarming, it is best to wait until the Spring thaw to get too excited. It may settle back out and you won't have anything to worry about. If pavers are installed properly, with the proper base materials and compaction, there will rarely be problems...





• If plants are still high in Spring, gently press them down with your hands or foot and replace mulch if needed. • If pavers are still heaved after thaw, give us a call to take a look at it.


Winter Damage to Plants

An extreme winter can be hard on some plants.

• The high snow levels we've had provides a buffet for rabbits, and you may see some damage or maybe just helpful pruning.

• Trees and shrubs may have broken branches from heavy snow or ice.

• With super low temperatures, most plants will be fine, but some of the more sensitive plants may have damage.

• Plants may have salt damage from heavy salt use on roads, drives, and sidewalks nearby.