How protect your plants from the freezing temperatures

How to keep your plants safe in the cold weather
Published: Feb. 4, 2022 at 6:55 PM CST
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) -It’s important to bring pets inside and wrap pipes in extreme weather, however, cold temperatures can be hard on plants too. Jeremy West, President of La Casa Verde Nursery, said that watering plants at least a day before a freeze helps keep plants alive.

“One of the best things that you can do is to water your plants really well,” West said. “Whether they’re dormant or evergreen, whether you think they may die or not go ahead and water them well at least 24 hours before there’s a cold snap.”

West said when cold temperatures hit some plants will go into dormancy where they temporarily shut down. Tamara Pruessner, the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Keep Midland Beautiful said the best thing to do to protect plants is to bring them inside or cover them with blankets and move them closer to the house.

“It really depends on your plant,” Pruessner said. “If you think it’s one that might come back, just cut it back to the ground, keep it watered and see what happens.”

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