Evergreens in the landscape are the bones of the garden, keeping it orderly and interesting year-round. When the winter winds come, evergreens that are not protected in the fall have a higher chance of “burning.”
Simple steps can be taken to avoid the winter burn that becomes evident in spring once plants begin to wake from their winter slumber. Over a course of a few days to a week, plants that were green all winter may start to discolor and turn golden yellow or brown. This is evident on the sides of the plants that are in the direct path of the winter sun and winds.