Brush snow from plants
A canopy of snow over a shrub or hedge can look magical but the weight can cause branches to drop and snap. Knock off the snow onto the ground with a long-handled broom or rake. The snow at the very top on the leading shoots needs to be knocked off, too, to save damaging the overall shape of the shrub. Hedges particularly can have shoots snapped out along their flat top. They will recover eventually, but it’s better to avoid it.
Snow can insulate plants, but if heavy can damage structure