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Winter is here. when we have frost in the weather forecast we need to cover up those tender plants if they can't survive that kind of thing (or else trim it with a shovel in the Spring!). Hibiscus, Petite Oleanders, Natal Plum and younger Ficus Trees are particularly vulnerable. Cover your plants. Throw an old blanket, drop cloth, or tarp over tender plants. If you need to protect your plants from a small number of especially cold nights, a simple shelter such as an old blanket may be enough. Choose your covering, and then carefully spread it out so that it is not touching any of the leaves or branches of your plant. You may need to use a few stakes to prop it up, otherwise it can damage the plant. This method works best to protect from frost rather than cold temperatures, as the covering won’t increase the temperature too much.
Take it off during the day so that the plants can get light and air.
You may need to weigh or tie down the cloth so that it doesn't blow away.
There are many plants that are accustomed to our climate and will frost or cold "burn" but will usually come back in the Spring; including Baja Ruella, Lantana, Bougainvillea, etc. Once they turn all brown you can prune them back in prep for the growing season.
Any questions about your plants? contact us. We are here to help!
Want to get that yard job done and save money at the same time? Take advantage of our seasonal discounts shown at our website: BDALandscape.com. Use our contact us page to schedule an appointment for sizing up your job and to get your free no-obligation quote!
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