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How to Keep Your Plants Cozy this Winter

November 30, 2016

How to Keep Your Plants Cozy this Winter

We are expecting the first frost of the season any day now. This means it is a great time to brush up on how to get your plants through those cold winter nights.

  • Be aware of what plants are frost sensitive. Most nurseries should be able to advise you when purchasing plants. For plants already in your yard, the most common frost sensitive plants tend to be Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Cape Honeysuckle, some citrus trees and non-native cactus. This is especially true if the plants are small or young.
  • For those frost-sensitive plants, the best defense is a light, breathable covering to keep the frost at bay. Think of it as tucking your plants in for the night. Bed sheets or light blankets are best and plastic coverings are ill advised. You can even pick up some from your local thrift store.
  • When covering small plants or bushes, you want to gently drape the cover over them so that the covering goes all the way to the ground. The ground retains heat longer than the air, helping your plant stay nice and cozy.
  • For frost-sensitive trees, especially citrus trees, it can be hard to wrap the entire tree. Luckily, you don’t need to. Wrapping the trunk in a couple layers of insulation from ground to at least the lower branches should be enough protection to see it through the cold.
  • Water plants in the morning. This give the plants plenty of time to soak it up before the air gets cold and turns excess moisture into damaging frost.
  • Cross pruning off your to-do list until spring. Pruning is great for encouraging new growth on plants, but that is best left until after the last frost. New growth is extra sensitive to frost damage.

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