You can also plant wind protection in your garden. Incorporating hardy trees and shrubs such as: Mountain ash Crepe myrtle Redbud Persimmon Pindo palm Cabbage palm Dogwood Willow Bayberry Japanese maple Carolina silverbell American holly Yaupon holly Viburnum These act as wind blocks, which is one way to offer plant wind protection. However, you may also want to consider the addition of small retaining walls or other barriers to protect plants affected by the wind. Wood fencing, mesh screens, and trellis panels can make effective wind buffers for plant wind protection. You can also create small, protected recesses within windy slopes or other areas of the wind garden. Simply dig out pockets for the plants to grow in and surround these with built up rocks or stones. To keep the wind from drying out the soil and help retain moisture, add an extra layer of mulch as well.