December 11, 2017

Wrapping My Terrace Hedges and Shrubs with Burlap

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, the outdoor grounds crew is busy "burlapping".

Burlap covers protect the tender branches from splaying and breaking from the weight of snow, while shielding the foliage from freezing windburn. It is a practice I've followed for many years, and I think it also provides a cozy and pretty look to the winter landscape. This season, we've been very fortunate - milder autumn temperatures allowed us to get a good start on this big project. And just in time - this past weekend, we woke up to several inches of snow.

Enjoy these "burlapping" photos.