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How to Protect Your Frost Sensitive Trees and Plants

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Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers

   

How To Protect Your Frost Sensitive Trees and Plants

 

1. Know which plants in your garden are frost sensitive.
Most common are Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Natal Plum, Cape Honeysuckle and Red Bird of Paradise.

 

2. Plant sensitive plants in places that minimize frost.

Favorable planting spots include south or west sides of property, near the pool, close to block walls, rocks or concrete, under roof overhangs or patio extensions.

 

3. Protect plants from frost damage by covering with sheets, light blankets or burlap.

Do not place heavy blankets or plastic as these may damage the plant.

 

4. Remove frost covers late-morning of the next day.
Don't remove covers if it is still dark or if it is just after sunrise.

5. If frost gets to your plant, don't remove the damaged parts.
The dead branches actually help protect the parts of the plant that are still alive. You can prune the frost damaged plants in the spring.

 

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Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

The southeast needs this as much as anyone.  Good advice!

Jan 14, 2013 10:11 PM