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Your house may be exposed to winter winds and require protection. During your first winter, mark the direction of the prevailing winter winds. Keep in mind a windbreak must be at least 1 1/2 times its height away from the object to be protected. Make a note of areas where snow drifts onto walks and drives. A planting of shrubs may be able to act as a living snow fence.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|