We have a row of shrubs directly in the avalanche zone of our house. For those that don’t know, slate and metal roofs are notorious for dumping snow on whatever happens to be underneath. All the snow, all at once. The first year after we reorganized the landscaping out front, I built large wooden covers to put over the tiny new plants. They were functional, but horribly ugly. And they blocked the sunlight, which seemed
The crushing weight of this winter’s heavy snowfall is taking a heavy toll on area landscaping. After initially focusing on the potential damage to our own shrubs, I’ve begun to notice that others are experiencing similar problems. The subject even came up (unprovoked) at a recent dinner party we attended. Here at Casa Bergqui, the primary issue is snow and ice cascading off the roof and onto the shrubbery along the front of the house.