It's best to carefully shake heavy, wet snow off plants while it's snowing to minimize damage to the plants.
Once the snow or ice has frozen on the plants, it is best to leave it alone and let it melt off.
When heavy, wet snow falls, carefully shake snow off plants while it is falling to minimize damage. But once the snow or ice has frozen on the plants, it is best to leave it alone and let it melt off.
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As winter approaches, the major outdoor gardening tasks will be removing snow and monitoring for animal damage. Install protection now for plants that are likely to be damaged by animals. It is best to keep checking your garden throughout the winter to catch any problems with animals in the early stages so that you can take corrective action as needed.