Frost Protection Options for Your Plants

Temperatures are dropping tonight and with the recent lower temperatures you may want to protect some of your more tender plants from the cold temperatures. Here are some suggested materials for you to use and consider to give your plants a little protection during the next few nights. 

Frost Cloth

 Frost cloth used to protect existing vines on perimeter wall. 

Frost cloth used to protect existing vines on perimeter wall. 

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Burlap

 Burlap makes a good frost cloth for tender plants and shrubs, especially on the north side of the house.

Burlap makes a good frost cloth for tender plants and shrubs, especially on the north side of the house.

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Shade Cloth

 His is a smart homeowner using shade cloth to protect Fig Ivy during these cold nights. 

His is a smart homeowner using shade cloth to protect Fig Ivy during these cold nights. 

 Here are some globe boxwoods and seasonal color in planters wrapped for protection.

Here are some globe boxwoods and seasonal color in planters wrapped for protection.

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Recommended Plants to Protect

Not all of your landscape plants need to be protected, but here is a list of the primary ones that most people and landscape professionals would protect:

  • Camellias
  • Fig Ivy
  • Palms
  • Gardenia
  • Sweet Olive
  • Ferns
  • Agave
  • Seasonal Color (pansies, etc.)

Frost Protection Ideas - Pinterest Board

Here is a link to a pinterest board we put together previously when some cold weather was headed our way.