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Q.Can burlap be used as a screen to protect plants in winter?

Zone Glenview IL | Anonymous added on November 21, 2019 | Answered

I created (2) 40”h x 20’ burlap “screens” around my holly plants to protect them from drying out like they did last winter.
I used stakes and garden staples to enclose the areas. Will this be as effective as “bagging” the hollies?

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Answered on November 21, 2019

Yes. Also be sure to mulch well under your hollies to the dripline but leave 2 to 3 inches of space between the trunk and the mulch.


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