Snow cover can vary from week to week as well as city to city. In the event that your snow cover is scant so that you can see the crowns of your perennials, it’s time to act. When I find myself in this situation I shovel what snow I can find onto the crowns of my plants. The extra snow acts as an insulator as well a reservoir of water for the early spring. Just ensure that you are not shoveling snow that has been treated with salt or the neighborhood pets’ deposits. In milder regions of the country this extra blanket is generally not required.
January 14th, 2018