The Use of Burlap for Plants Protection

When you decide to do something, you need to be committed to it one hundred percent. Yes, commitment is really the key to succeeding in anything that you decide to do. Without it, you are bound to be prone to failure since you don’t really have your mind and your heart into it. But once you are fully committed, then you’ll see that the path towards success becomes an easier one.

The kind of activity that you are doing also does not matter as much. It might be something really serious or it might be something that’s not, but what’s important is that you are serious about what you are doing. And in the long run, it is definitely going to show. In the end, the results would speak for themselves and show that the commitment that was out in really paid off.

It is definitely applicable in almost everything that you could think of, and gardening and taking care of plants certainly falls under it to. Anyone who chooses to do gardening certainly needs to have one hundred percent commitment to that activity. First of all, you are dealing with living things, so it makes things a little more sensitive than usual.

The part about sensitivity certainly needs to be addressed during winter time, or during any harsh weather. Temperatures that go below freezing point, icy conditions could lead to damage of the plants in your garden. You definitely need to do something about it, and one way to do it is by protecting the plants with burlap. The use of burlap is preferable over using plastic, since it does not trap moisture the way plastic does.

Protecting Plants with Burlap

So using burlap for plants protection is much better than making use of other materials such as plastic. It would allow the plants to survive the harshness of the winter season.

• First, water the plants that are of high risk at the roots right up until the first hard freeze in the area where you live. It would do plants such as trees and shrubs good to have about an inch of water for each week.

• Mulch should be added around the roots of the plants. It should be around three of four inches thick. The mulch will help keep the roots from freezing and also contributes in keeping the plants from losing moisture.

• The stakes should be driven to the ground and should result in four corners that are around each of the plants. Wrap the burlap around the structures, testing each. The burlap has to be around six inches away from the plants itself and also try to make sure that the stakes are strong are strong and driven deeply in order to support the burlap.

• The burlap should be wrapped around the structures with the use of twine. Wrap it around the burlap several times. To finish of the process, fill the top with leaves.