How can I protect my plants and flowers from frost?
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In areas where a late spring frost or even
an early hard frost can threaten garden
plants, many struggle with the best
way to protect them.
The weather is
unpredictable even in those areas where
plants suitable for their growing zone have
been planted. You can protect plants from
frost if you are both prepared and aware of
the pending weather.
Plants in pots are more tender because the
roots are not in the ground. The hardiest
part of a woody plant is the top. When
plants are brought out of the ground the
whole plant becomes more vulnerable to cold
because the roots are less hardy; if the
roots die the whole plant is lost.
Plant covers provide exceptional protection
against Frost, Wind Burn, Sun Burn, Deer and
other pests. Each plant cover is durably
constructed and easy to attach and plant covers
are selectively sized to provide protection
for everything from Azaleas up through small
trees, with custom sizing available.
Water tender plants that need protection
from an impending frost two to three days
before the expected frost. Do not water
plants the day of the expected frost. The
plants should have moist soil and plump cell
tissues from a watering in advance of a cold
If your beloved plants do suffer frost
damage, there is still hope.
Don't cut off
the damaged parts during the winter. Most
plants will recover by springtime and the
pruning, along with some balanced
fertilizer, will encourage healthy new
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