We usually appreciate the changing seasons, but when chilling temperatures arrive, we tend to enjoy them best from the comfort of our warm homes. (To ensure your home stays nice and warm this winter, give our friends at Aire Serv a call!) However, our plants can’t simply turn up the heat outdoors. Do you know how to best protect them from the elements in this season?
Cold weather can be dangerous to the health of our plants, but how cold is too cold? This is a tough question to answer – dangerous temperatures vary depending on the type of plant. Plants and flowers have “hardiness” ratings that indicate how well they’ll stand against the elements. Use hardiness ratings as a guideline when purchasing plants to ensure they’ll thrive in your yard.
Though you can’t crank up the heat in your backyard, there are steps you can take to protect your plants when they’re stuck outdoors. Check out these possible solutions:
Check out these tips for your potted plants!
Looking to add a little color to your winter scenery? These plants do well in the wintertime. It’s a good idea to complete additional research to ensure these plants and flowers will grow well in your area.
Plants are stronger and more resilient than you might expect! However, with a little extra help, your plants can thrive this winter. For more holiday tips and tricks, visit our Expert Advice page.