Think about the elements when planning your backyard, cottage cleanup

It really doesn’t matter what part of this country you live in, this has been a rough winter on your backyard. Trees have split because of the extreme up and down in the temperatures, often happening overnight. Perennials have been frozen, thawed, windswept and then buried under large snow banks.

Even the usable spaces have taken a hit this year with patios shifting and heaving due to the water freezing underneath them.

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