The final cold snap of the year (we hope) is upon us, and it is down right chilly! Don’t worry, though. Once this final blast of cold weather is past, your lawn and plants will be invigorated!
If you have warm weather plants, it is especially important to protect them from freezing temperatures. While it has been one of the warmest winters in Florida on record, the cold can still due damage if you do not take precautions.
Potted plants can (relatively) easily be moved indoors during the “freezing” hours – check your local weather for freeze warning times. In-ground plants can be protected in a number of ways. The easiest is to throw old sheets over them to trap the natural ground warmth and the heat the plants produce. If a freeze is going to last longer than 2 days, it is recommended to “ice” your plants. Icing your plants means that you spray water on them, creating a sheet of ice which will shield the plant from additional damage caused by below freezing temperatures.
Warmer weather is coming, and you want to ensure that your plants survive this last cold snap. Bring them in, or cover them, and watch them bloom with the spring!
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