How to Protect Your Landscape During Cooler Temperatures

Protect Florida Landscape WinterHere in Florida and across the country we are still experiencing very pleasant warm weather the meteorologist are attributing to this year's El Nino. While we still may be sporting our flip flops and tank tops they are predicting cooler weather is on it's way, and we will finally be able to pull our sweaters and boots from the closet.

So far our plants and shrubs have found themselves lucky to not be caught in an overnight freeze. Unfortunately it only takes one night of 30-40 degree temperatures to seriously damage your precious landscaping.

There are a few things to keep in mind when the low temps are in the forecast.

The best way to protect your plants is to bring the smaller ones indoors and cover the larger ones as best you can. You can use cloth sheets, quilts, burlap or purchase special covering. It is advised to never cover them with plastic, it will cause water droplets to form on the plants which may burn the leaves. To fully protect them try to get a covering that reaches the ground to reduce heat loss.

As soon as the freeze is over and the Sun is shinning brightly the covers should promptly be removed and potted plants be brought back outside. Some brown leaves are natural and will fall off without any damage to the plant.

The important things is to be prepared and aware when the temperatures drops enough to warrant protecting your landscape. For more tips and help with your landscaping contact the professionals at Mansfield Landscaping.

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