How to Protect Your Garden in Winter

Having a garden or garden beds is a beautiful thing because it brings a lot of rewards. It also comes with a lot of responsibilities, just as you have to be informed and get advice when buying food for your dog, you must also be informed when taking care of plants. 

If you look at your plants like your babies, like you treat your dogs, the way you care for them will allow them to grow and thrive, and you will be very proud of your achievements. Helping them stay safe during winter is one of the most important things you can do to show them how much you care.

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How can you catch a cold weather that can damage your plants?

First of all, different plants react differently to cold, but most plants can experience it. Damage to the roots, they can suffer foliar damage, and some of them may even die if the weather is too cold to meet their needs.

For some plants, you can see the effects of low temperatures within a few days of the plant being damaged. They usually turn black, but in other cases, damage is only discovered a few weeks after the damage has occurred.

If there is a sudden change in temperature, the bark of the plant will split, usually near the base of the plant. This injury is not uncommon – azaleas often get it without proper care.

Evergreen plants may have different types of problems such as drying, in other words, drying of plants. In very cold winters, when the soil freezes on the roots of plants, they can dry out. This usually occurs after drying and falls off when the soil does not get enough moisture.

How to protect your plants from low temperatures?

There are a few precautions you can take so that your plants stay healthy and alive during the winter months.

If you live in an area with harsh winter conditions, a good option is to grow plants that can cope with these conditions. If you want to put a palm tree in your garden and there is 14 degrees Fahrenheit outside, it is clear that the palm tree will not survive in the winter.

During autumn, it is best to harden your plants so that they can experience domestication. A great way to help them do this is not to overuse nitrogen in the first half of the fall. This will not stimulate new growth, therefore, the plant will have enough time to harden and easily adjust to low temperatures.

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You must provide enough moisture during warm periods so that the roots of the plant do not dry out during cold periods. Therefore, it is better to prepare them in advance, in late summer and even autumn, the watering period should be frequent.

You can protect your plants by packing them tightly together and covering them with plastic foil that won't touch them. It is best done with plants from a garden bed. Also, you can protect the plant by wrapping it around the coarse. The role of burlap is to isolate the roots and keep warm during these cold periods. Where to grow them is important because you can stimulate the growth of plants during the winter months when you have warm days, and the temperature can drop severely at night. In this way, the root freezes. It is best to avoid the lows.