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Care and Maintenance

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IV. Care and Maintenance

Care and maintenance of windbreaks is somewhat similar to other landscape plantings. However, it is more important that a “system” is being maintained, not just individual plants. If not well cared for, the windbreak efficiency, function and life span can be reduced. Proper watering, weed control, and pruning are a part of routine care and maintenance.