Strategies include spraying broad-leafed evergreens with an organic anti-desiccant in order to prevent plants from losing essential moisture during the harsh New England winters. This nearly invisible product stays on the plant leaves during the winter months and then will slowly degrade with the warmer temperatures of spring. We also prepare exposed beds with a winter mulch of salt marsh hay or boughs once the ground has frozen.

Evergreen boughs protect exposed beds

Rhododendron sprayed with anti-dessicant

Dormant pruning of Yew

Custom-built shrub protector

Garlic clip deters deer browsing