Five recommendations to protect your landscape from the upcoming freezing temperatures: Make sure your sprinkler system is winterized. Place an insulation material around the backflow and pipes.
1- Bring potted plants inside the garage, shred or the house, someplace not that warm.
2- If you have some mulch, cover around the base of the plants. Most native and perennial outdoor plants will survive if we protect roots. Do not trim any plant as the leaves and branches work as insulators for the roots.
3- With the help of a hose, water the soil on Sunday to keep the ground moist and protect the roots of the plants. Try not to water the leaves and stems.
4- Cover the whole plant with insulated covers, horticultural fleece, blankets or any heavy sheet to protect from the cold wind. Most plant damage is due to the wind. Plastic is not recommended.
5- After the freezing has passed, do not panic if you see some damaged plants. Most plants will be back in the Springtime. Also, we will fertilize those plants to help them recover.
For those in our lawn programs A & B, we have been fertilizing your plants since Fall to make them strong enough for hard weather conditions.