Protect Your Plants Throughout Winter

January 15, 2015

The_Garden_Covered_In_Snow_(4251185898)Just because the weather gets cold, you don’t have to let your plants die. You don’t have to turn your home into a greenhouse either. At Naturescapes, we really enjoy making gardens last year-round. Follow these tips to protect your blooms.

Line Clay Pots

This is actually a good practice for any season. Inserting bubble wrap into clay pots will eliminate moisture evaporation in the Spring and protect roots from the cold and ice in the Winter.

Wrap Up Decorative Pots

Not all pots are made to withstand cold temperatures, so be sure to wrap up any decorative containers. Burlap can make for good insulation in freezing temperatures. Wrap the pots and secure the burlap using string.

Use Fleece for Extra Protection

If you have particularly sensitive potted plants, wrap them in fleece and move them away from the threat of harsh winter winds. An area such as a shed is a good place to store them. You can remove the fleece when the weather starts to warm up. Of course, you should bring any potted plants inside that require a frost-free minimum winter temperature.

In the following list, you’ll find some common household plants that require winter protection:

  • Aloe
  • Begonia
  • Cactus
  • Chinese Fan Palm
  • Fuchsia
  • Geranium
  • Oleander
  • Winter Jasmine
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