Weather plays a factor in our lives in so many ways. We reflect on the weather; we try to guess the weather, and we look forward to the beauty of weather. For a gardener or grower, the weather has the biggest influence on what we grow, how our plants develop, grow and survive.
Even in the midst of March weather on the Prairies can play havoc with heavy, moist snow falls and freezing rain. Damage may occur on our trees and shrubs. Ice buildup and weight from the moist snow can cause breakage of large limbs of trees; cause younger selections of trees and shrubs to bend.
We have recently witnessed the beauty of heavy snow on our landscape. Take note of the damage for any spring treatments; if required. March is sometimes the month for the beauty of hoar frost.