Connecticut nurseries and landscapers prepare for late season snow

Spring is in bloom but with snow headed to the state, nurseries and landscaping businesses in the northern part of Connecticut are preparing for the impact and their spring services.

At the Garden Barn Nursery and Landscape in Vernon, some plants are already being moved inside to protect them from the snow in a safe warm greenhouse.

Garden Barn Nursery and Landscape in Vernon moved different plants and flowers inside to ensure they're safe ahead of potential snow. "Weather like the snow could really put a little bit of mar on spring where you know, your flowers aren't perfect anymore," said Shawn Gliha, one of the owners of the Garden Barn.

For the perennials that haven't poked through the spring soil yet, the snow could actually help keep them safe.

"If we do get some snow, if the weather is cold, that snow is going to help insulate a lot of the plants, like iries, peonies, and lupines," said Gliha.

Susan Shepard told the thought of snow in April is a little upsetting given she just picked up some flowers and plants. The late-season nor'easter is causing her to rethink how she proceeds with the new additions to her garden.

"No, the snow is not something that I'm looking forward to and I'm very disappointed with it coming in April," said Shepard. "I worry about planting them now because I don't want anything to happen to them if we have an exceptionally cold morning."

Working with customers to ensure the spring projects are completed is a top goal for Creative Exteriors Landscape in Vernon. But, a late-season snowfall is expected to put a pause on planting and yard work on Friday.

Read the complete article at www.nbcconnecticut.com.


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