Steps to Protect Your Garden From Winter
There are so many excellent recommendations available on how to prepare your garden for winter, but some are less commonly heard. Two ideas that we rarely encounter involve taking measures to prevent your soil from cracking, and the other is about how to protect young trees. Neither of which involves having to layout burlap screens or cloths of other various materials, which think is a nice change.
As the earth responds to the harsh treatment of winter it can shift and crack. If the soil does this it can raise up your small, or shallowly planted items. To guard the soil, lay evergreen boughs on top of it. This is probably a different way to mulch your garden than you are used to, but an effective way nevertheless.
Then, to safeguard your young trees from those vexing animals that gnaw there is a good plan of action. Simple wrap the trunks with wire so those teeth are unable to do as they please to your precious pine or elm.