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Winter Damage on Evergreens

We’ve had numerous calls this week from concerned gardeners about evergreens turning brown. Though Cedar, Pine and other evergreens looked just fine until this week, those that experienced extreme exposure to sun or wind are now showing signs of damage. If you’ve noticed browning growth on soft needle evergreens such as yew, cedar, juniper, etc., you can use sharp pruners and lightly trim off the damage now. These evergreens will still set new buds in a few weeks and the pruning will actually help encourage new growth.

Once the soil warms, an application of RapidGrow 30-10-10 will give the evergreen the boost of nitrogen it will need to green up even more.

For more spring garden care tips including preventing pests and diseases check out the Getting your Yard Ready for Spring tip sheet.

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