Desiccation injury is the correct name for the drying out of your evergreens that can occur during the winter. Broadleaf evergreens and conifers sometimes lose water through their needles or leaves before it can be replaced though the roots, as a result of harsh winter winds along with long, dry spells of cold weather. We see this all the time in the Northeast, unfortunately, leading to browned, discolored plants, or plants with leaf spots. Luckily, there are a few things we can do to help our evergreens stay as green as possible through the winter, including keeping the plants properly watered throughout the fall and placing a protective barrier of burlap wrap around them if indicated. We also always suggest applying an anti-desiccant as a protective coating to reduce the amount of water that escapes. One or two applications is generally enough to make sure your trees and shrubs thrive through our harsh winter, until we finally make it back to the warmth and rain of spring!
Oh, and don’t forget to contact us to add the sparkle of holiday lighting to your home and property, along with gorgeous natural accents like decorative evergreen wreaths and garlands.
Have Gerbert & Sons come out and prevent browning and desiccation before it starts!