Protect plants from cold weather


Last updated 1/7/2010 at Noon

A plant’s ability to withstand the cold depends upon many factors including the species of plant, plant condition, the time of year along with how low and how fast temperatures drop as well as the duration of the freeze.

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) offers some recommendations to help protect your plants during the winter cold and sudden temperature drops.

Preparing for a freeze

Healthy, hydrated plants are more resistant to injury from cold than newly planted ones or plants weakened by disease, drought, insects or improper care.

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