All Posts   Posted:   November 23, 2015

Just in time for the Christmas season, Mother Nature has decided to add her special touch of cold to help get us in the mood. With low overnight temperatures on tap, here are a few reminders to make sure all is ready so you may enjoy your Eggnog without worry. When temperatures drop, you’ll want to make sure your garden is nice and snug!

Tips for protecting your garden in cold weather:

  • Keep plants hydrated –watering before a freeze helps roots handle the cold better
  • Mulch perennial borders if you have not already as well as roses and tender plants such as dahlias and cannas. Straw or conifer branches make a great blanket for plants
  • Move potted plants to a sheltered location, such as under an eave and water thoroughly. Verify that pots are lifted off the ground with pot feed or other mechanisms and that drainage is free flowing. If there is not proper drainage this weather will likely crack your ceramic planters.
  • Move tropicals & tender plants indoors or to an area that stays above 40 F
  • Use a frost cloth over winter veggies
  • Spray evergreen shrubs with anti-transpirant, such as Moisturin, to protect them
  • Use burlap to wrap more tender plants such as hardy bananas
  • Make sure your hoses disconnect from the spigots and watering cans are emptied.
  • Drain fountains
  • Make sure to supply pets and wildlife with water and hummingbird feeders should be kept full. Wind gusts tend to empty them out.

We have everything you need to help your garden make it through the winter safely. Stop by and see us with any cold weather gardening questions. We’re happy to help!

Just in time for the Christmas season, Mother Nature has decided to add her special touch of cold to help get us in the mood. With low overnight temperatures on tap, here are a few reminders to make sure all is ready so you may enjoy your Eggnog without worry. When temperatures drop, you’ll want to make sure your garden is nice and snug!

Tips for protecting your garden in cold weather:

  • Keep plants hydrated –watering before a freeze helps roots handle the cold better
  • Mulch perennial borders if you have not already as well as roses and tender plants such as dahlias and cannas. Straw or conifer branches make a great blanket for plants
  • Move potted plants to a sheltered location, such as under an eave and water thoroughly. Verify that pots are lifted off the ground with pot feed or other mechanisms and that drainage is free flowing. If there is not proper drainage this weather will likely crack your ceramic planters.
  • Move tropicals & tender plants indoors or to an area that stays above 40 F
  • Use a frost cloth over winter veggies
  • Spray evergreen shrubs with anti-transpirant, such as Moisturin, to protect them
  • Use burlap to wrap more tender plants such as hardy bananas
  • Make sure your hoses disconnect from the spigots and watering cans are emptied.
  • Drain fountains
  • Make sure to supply pets and wildlife with water and hummingbird feeders should be kept full. Wind gusts tend to empty them out.

We have everything you need to help your garden make it through the winter safely. Stop by and see us with any cold weather gardening questions. We’re happy to help!