Tips to keep your plants alive during first frost

Eau Claire (WQOW) – With the first freeze of the fall upon us, we have some tips to protect your plants from getting killed by the frost.

Experts at Down To Earth Garden Center told News 18 depending on the plants you have, you may have to bring them inside, like potted annuals. However, you can put those back out in the morning and they should be just fine. If you have tropical plants, they’ll need to stay inside through the winter.

Experts even suggest watering you plant the night before a cold frost can help. “Watering your plants this evening will make a big difference tonight, especially if it’s right around borderline frost, that little bit of moisture on the plant can help a lot, kind of off-set that couple degrees here or there,” said Down To Earth Vice President Ben Polzin.

Polzin  told News 18 outdoor mums should be okay, however they could be covered with a tarp just in case. He also said anything planted in the ground, like perennials, shrubs or trees, is going to naturally go dormant at this point, so you don’t need to worry about those.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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