Winter Plant Protection Checklist
As winter approaches, it's important to protect your plants from the harsh weather conditions. This winter plant protection checklist includes several steps to ensure your plants stay healthy and strong throughout the season. First, check the weather forecast regularly to stay informed about any upcoming temperature drops. Inspect all plants for damage or disease, and water them as needed. Applying mulch around the base of plants can help protect their roots from freezing temperatures. If temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, cover plants with frost blankets or burlap. Remove any fallen leaves or debris from around plants to prevent mold and disease. Check for pests and apply appropriate treatments if necessary. Prune any dead or damaged branches from trees and shrubs. Lastly, check outdoor faucets and irrigation systems for leaks or damage, and store any outdoor tools or equipment in a dry, protected area to prevent rust and damage.