How to protect plants in the garden from frost and winter cold. Not all plants have the ability to withstand the winter cold, especially in our area where we rarely get frost and snow. So our advice: 1.keep the soil dry and water as little as possible, carefully avoiding water stagnation 2. postpone any pruning until the end of the season, because the branches and leaves still provide protection against the cold, protecting the heart of the branch 3. prepare to cover the most delicate plants: which ones?
- Citrus trees.
Citrus trees need to be protected from the arrival of the winter cold always, if they are in a pot, moving them to a more sheltered place, under a canopy or a veranda or greenhouse. If this is not possible, they must be sheltered with a cover for plants, sheets, or placing the pot next to a wall, thus protecting them from the wind, can be a useful idea. It is important to make sure that during the day they are exposed to the sun’s rays, dark places could still weaken the plant and cause it to die.
- How to protect palm trees.
Palms originating in tropical and subtropical climates can be grown in any location as long as they are grown in pots to be moved to a greenhouse or veranda during the cold period of the year. Or the palm must be grown in the garden in a south-facing position and protected from the cold with the foliage wrapped in a special fabric. To protect the palm tree from the cold, you can use non-woven fabric hoods or other specially made sheets. These protections must be applied when temperatures fall below zero. Non-woven fabric is breathable, however we recommend removing it as soon as temperatures have stabilized above zero so that the palm foliage can receive air and direct light.
How to protect succulent plants from the winter cold. In order to protect succulent plants from the cold, they need to be in dry and ventilated places. There are some succulent plants that are resistant to cold, these can withstand temperatures that fall below 0. Tropical plants, on the other hand, are more delicate and cannot withstand temperatures below 13 °C. It is better to bring succulent plants into the house in winter and place them in areas that are well lit by sunlight. In the house the succulent plant will not become dormant so it must be watered at least once a month. For succulent plants in the open air, greenhouses are used as long as the plant is sheltered from the rain and exposed to the sun. There is no need to water them: in this case, of course, the plant will “freeze” its vital activity and then resume it in the summer. There must be holes so that air can pass through, it is important to remember that succulent plants do not like moisture because it makes them rot.
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