Protecting Trees and Flowers from Spring Frosts?
Even after the freezing temperatures of winter, your plants may still suffer frost damage in early spring. Make sure that potted plants are watered, this protects their roots better than dry mix. Also, covering smaller in ground plants and potted ones should help. Established trees generally can withstand a light frost with minor damage. This is a page about protecting trees and flowers from spring frosts.
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Spring brings killer frosts. What is the least expensive way to protect flowers and trees from killer frosts?
May 11, 20170 found this helpful
Cover with burlap. Burlap can be reused year after year
May 12, 20170 found this helpful
Trees are very difficult to protect but can usually withstand the frost better than smaller plants - especially plants in containers. I usually have a lot of older bed sheets (usually from yard sales or thrift stores) and a container of clothes pins. Most of the time I can cover my container plants and medium size plants with these and they are easy to put on and take off.
I have found that if I put emphasis on the bottom area My plants may have damage but usually survive. It is always best to water the plants before a forecasted frost/freeze.
Here are a couple of sites that have some good suggestions:
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May 10, 20170 found this helpful
You can use upside down plastic pots on the smaller flowers and plants, old bed linens on the bigger plants. These types of protection need to come off in the morning, though. Your plants need to breathe.
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