December 18, 2019

Protecting Hedges and Shrubs with Burlap

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

As many of you know, I am a big supporter of "burlapping" shrubbery for the winter. Burlap covers protect the tender branches from splaying and breaking under heavy ice and snow while shielding the foliage from strong winds. Burlap is also more effective than plastic because it allows air to circulate through the plants. 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.

Enjoy these photos.