Tuya is a frost-resistant plant. It feels fine even at a temperature of -30o. In that case, is it necessary to use a shelter?
From the bright winter sun and wind, especially at the approach of spring, young trees often get burns. To avoid this trouble, they are harbored before snow falls. You can do this in the middle of February, if you are not afraid of frost. Especially in the shelter need seedlings in the first year or two after planting.
To begin, prepare the necessary materials and tools. Materials for shelter, choose white colors: they reflect the sun's rays well. This can be ordinary gauze or special covering material( lutrasil, spunbond, agroterm).Also you will need ropes, wire, stapler. For a taller tree it will be necessary to prepare a suitable frame.
The principle is very simple. Thuja is fastened by ropes so as not to injure br
It should be remembered that when wetting gauze will shrink. Therefore, the cut of gauze should cover the bush freely, leaving soft folds.
frame This is a rather laborious method. For too tall trees it does not fit. The frame can be made of wooden racks or wire.
Shelter will not allow snow to linger on the top. In the absence of shelter, the tip is deformed, and specimens with a spherical shape will acquire an unattractive appearance.
Another simple option - shelter in the form of a wigwam. Sticks or metal rods are stuck around the plant. Their free ends are connected together over the top of the thuja in the form of a wigwam. After that, everything hides.
The frame can be made by hand, but you can buy the finished one.
bag If you have a bag of a suitable size, it's best to use it. He is put on a pre-tied plant so that it does not tighten too much. This is well shown in the photo.
For this purpose, mix the fallen leaves with the ground. The resulting mixture evenly spread around the bush. This "blanket" will cover the roots of frost. With the advent of spring, the leaves will begin to rot and provide the green beauty with the necessary fertilizers, and also retain moisture.
It is also useful to mulch with peat or pine bark at the onset of negative temperatures.
Closing the root system before the onset of frost is mandatory.
So that your beauty does not burn out from the spring sun, do not rush to release it. Wait until the plus temperature, and the weather will be overcast. But if you decide to free the plant from winter captivity, fearing that it will prop up, then you will have to arrange a shadow with shields.
In early spring, you must plan abundant watering.
Do not overdo with cover and do not make it capital. Do not throw a plant with fallen snow: it will not freeze. But it can prop it up. Also, never use polyethylene film, blankets or thick fabrics.
Give your pet a little care, and she will please you for many years.