Prepare for winter: wrap and mulch
-- Wrap trees. Young trees, those just a year or two old, and fruit trees will appreciate a protective wrap around their trunks. The rolls of paper, plastic or foam-based wrap will protect trees from winter scald and rabbit damage. Remove in the spring.
-- Wrap roses in cold regions. In Zones 5 and colder, wrap tender types of roses in burlap. With hybrid teas, the least cold-hardy of all, instead of burlap use chicken wire or another material to make a collar at least 2 feet high around the rose and fill in with straw or chopped autumn leaves.
-- Mulch roses. Heap 6 inches to 1 foot of loose soil or compost over the base of your rosebushes to protect them from winter extremes.
-- Mulch strawberries with straw. Do this before the temperature drops to 20°F, then put large branches or other weights on top to keep the straw from blowing.