Episode #209 | Original Air Date: December 17, 2020
For many Floridians, winter means freezes. Proper planning and care can make the difference between life and death in your landscape.
Be ready to move tender potted plants to warmer sheltered areas, like the garage or patio or cover with a frost blanket.
Don’t fertilize plants in the late fall or winter. They’ll add new growth, which is especially susceptible to cold injury.
Proper care throughout the year will give your plants an edge in cold weather. Plants tolerate cold temperatures better and recover from injury faster when they’re healthy.
If your plants are damaged by the cold, don’t be too hasty to prune away the damage -- just wait for spring!
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