Your garden might be dormant right now, but it is still at risk from the winter weather.
Just as bugs and drought can kill it in the summer, wind, temperature, and hungry wildlife can harm your garden in the winter.
Here are some ways you can help protect your plants so they will make it through the winter frost intact:
- Small plants should be placed inside cardboard boxes to help keep them covered. This will help keep snows from crushing them. Do this overnight, and remove the covers during the days.
- Larger plants require a frost cover. You can make your own using a blanket or a tarp and staking it around your plant. Never place it right on top of the plant like a furniture cover.
- Water your plants a day or two before any expected frost. Don’t saturate them, but make sure the soil around them is moist.
- Raise your beds. Raised beds are very effective at preventing plants from freezing and roots from dying during frosty spells.
For more ideas on how to protect plants from frost this season, contact Rosehill Gardens with a call to (816) 941-4777.