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Cold Winter Doesn't Spell Disaster for Gardens

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It may only be the end of January, but many people across the area are already looking to trade in their snow shovels and ice scrapers for hedge trimmers and a garden shovel. Fortunately, the cold weather we have been seeing does not necessarily mean we will experience a difficult growing season.

While the below zero temps may have some garden enthusiasts concerned, the bigger issues come in months like March and April where we may experience rapid changes in temperature. For now though, cold and snow don’t have to spell doom and gloom for your garden.

"The fact that we have a very generous snow cover outside is a good thing to help keep the lawn and low growing shrubbery and perennial flowers very stable during the winter period." Says NewsChannel 7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Breunling.

While it is too early to make any firm predictions on the growing season, it looks like most people should be able to remain cautiously optimistic.


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