Cold and harsh weather conditions can make a large impact on your landscape. When temperatures are frigid and your plants have no insulation, there is nothing to protect the ground and keep it hydrated in the dry weather. However, because snow accumulates at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it protects the soil from temperatures below freezing and the damage that comes with it.
Plants freeze and thaw repeatedly during the weather fluctuations in the winter. When plants ice over, the water within their cells become ice crystals. After the cell is in a frozen form, it is punctured and misshapen after thawing. Cellular damage stifles a plant’s life and ability to grow.
Hydration is also a necessity for plants to thrive and roots to grow. Snow plays an important role in insulating a landscape during the dry spells of the winter. When the weather fluctuates, snow melts and seeps into the soil. After thawing and melting, the moisture fends off dehydrated plants and frozen roots.
Although snow can be helpful to your facilities landscapes, it also brings inevitable risks for your facilities.