Wind Direction

Most geographic locations have a predominate wind direction based on the movement of major weather fronts. It is important to know this direction for your home landscape for the health of your plants.

Whether in the winter or summer, strong winds passing through your plants can cause water evaporation from the leaves and, to a lesser degree, from the bark. Certain plants are very sensitive to this factor and may need to be located in an area sheltered from the wind to perform well. Some marginally hardy plants may actually need properly placed wind screens or other protection to survive and thrive.

 

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