Each season Ken and I look for an early snowfall. If we are lucky cold follows snow and the snow continues to pile up. While this does not make everyone happy, gardeners rejoice. Why? The snow acts a s a blanket to insulate the ground, and slow the frost creeping down, The warmer soil means microbes stay closer to the surface and the earth’s warmth can actually slowly melt the snow from below so good soil moisture is maintained. Then when spring does come more moisture can be absorbed into the soil rather than running off frozen ground to increase flooding.
Isn’t it wonderful and beautiful?