How To Preparing Plants for the Cold Season

Apply organic mulch to outdoor plant bases. This improves soil insulation, temperature regulation, and moisture retention. Use straw, leaves, or bark.

1. Mulching

Be sure to water plants before winter. Humid plants resist chilling better. Waterlogged soil can cause root rot, so avoid overwatering.

2. Watering

Cover fragile plants with burlap or frost cloth to prevent cold damage. This blocks wind and cold.

3. Guard Tender Plants

Young trees with thin bark may benefit from tree wrap or burlap to prevent sunscald and low temperatures.

4.  Tree Trunk Wrapping

To promote spring development, prune dead or damaged branches before winter. Avoid severe pruning in late fall to avoid frost-sensitive new growth.

5. Pruning

Potted plants should be moved to a garage or covered porch to avoid freezing temperatures and harsh winter winds. Insulate containers with bubble wrap or burlap.

6. Container Plants

Make sure plant soil drains well. Poor drainage causes soggy soil, which harms plant roots in freezing temperatures.

7. Check Soil Drainage

Anti-desiccant sprays prevent leaf moisture loss in evergreens. This prevents dehydration-related winter burn.

8. Spray anti-desiccants

Water indoor plants less in winter. During this time, most plants grow slower and need less water.

9.Change Watering Schedule

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