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How to Protect Your Outdoor Plants During this Cold Weather

Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Cold temperatures have moved into our area. Some plant loss from this cooler weather is normal, but there are some things you can to to prevent losing your favorite warmer-weather plants or at least lessen the damage.

  • Water plants to wet the soil and root system around the plant. Wet soils tend to cool less, or at least slower, than dry soil. This can prevent freezing.
  • Cover your plant with sheets, shower caps, towels, etc., and make sure they are secured and, if possible, not touching the plants themselves.
  • A layer of mulch can prevent damage to low growing plants in a very light freeze.

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