The month of January 2019 brought a lot of snow in the Seattle area, with more by each passing day. This photo shows one of the last projects we finished in January – before the snow came and after 10 inches of snow! We thought we better check in on the new landscape and see how it was doing.

What should you do to take care of landscape, trees and water features in the snow? While snow-covered trees and bushes look pretty, it is important to get that heavy snow off your plants before any damage is done. Anything evergreen should be shaken gently to clear as much snow off the branches as you can. This will help protect your plants and prevent breakage or lasting damage come springtime.

If you have a water feature in your yard with a pump still in it, make sure the pump continues to run during times of hard freeze or snow. As long as the water is continuously running, the pump should not freeze and everything should be fine.

If you are out in the yard enjoying the snow take a few minutes to check your landscape and get that snow off of all your favorite plants! If you have questions, let us know, we’ll be happy to help!

Snow covered landscape - before & after