Extreme cold last winter, unrelenting winds and unusually large amounts of salt that were applied to roads, sidewalks and parking lots are taking their toll on landscape plants this spring, a group of Purdue University experts say.
They are seeing considerable damage and expect more this summer and beyond. While it is difficult to determine winter injury until bud break, they say it is now time for homeowners and others with ornamental plants to evaluate their plants for damage that needs to be corrected.
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