How Snow Benefits Plants

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

HARRISONBURG -- Chuck Rodamer owns Rodamer's Landscaping and Gardening Center. He and his son were out on Tuesday clearing out some branches before the snow hits.

He said most plants will actually benefit from a large amount of snow accumulation. For the past 40 years, he's been laying down grass seed and other plants around this time. He said the snow helps the seeds sink in.

"The snow's an insulator, and what better way to get moisture into the ground than with snow. Even if they miss it and we only get six inches, it's really going to be a blessing because it all goes in slow. It's what I've been waiting on all year, plus I push snow also, so it's really going to help there too," said Rodamer.

Rodamer has plows on both his trucks. He clears the entire hospital and its off site locations around the city.

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