Save your plants from sudden frost and snowfall
Even warmer areas can get hit by a surprise cold snap, and sudden snowfall. You might be wondering what to do to protect and save your precious garden from this. If your plants have been damaged by sudden snowfall and frost, here are some steps you can take to save them.
7 ways to protect & save your garden from sudden frost
Assess the damage
If there is snow on the plants, gently remove it with a broom or soft brush. Do not shake the branches, as this can cause further damage.
Cover the plants
Cover the plants with a sheet or blanket to protect them from frost. Be sure to remove the cover during the day to allow sunlight and air to reach the plants.
Water the plants
If the soil is dry, water the plants to help them recover. However, do not overwater, as this can cause root rot.
Prune damaged branches
Use a plant growth regulator
You can use a plant growth regulator to help the plants recover more quickly. These products contain hormones that stimulate plant growth and can help damaged plants recover faster.
Provide extra care:
In the weeks following the snowfall and frost, provide extra care to the plants. This may include fertilizing, mulching, and watering as needed.
Remember that some plants may not recover from severe damage. If your plants do not show signs of improvement after a few weeks, you may need to replace them.
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