The chill of winter is in the air. While you are busy pulling out your holiday decorations and making your home and yard festive, do not forget to take the time to protect your sensitive plants from the falling temperatures. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Be Aware of Hyper Local Temperatures
It is important to pay attention to the hyper local forecast in your community. Most major metropolitan areas give the forecast for the regional airport, however, these conditions could vary greatly from what you actually experience in your neighborhood.
This step is particularly important if you live in an area with a diverse topography or significant changes in elevation over a small land area.
Be mindful that it is not just the actual temperatures but also the length of time spent at these readings that will influence how your plants fare. Knowing the difference between a frost advisory, a freeze warning, a light freeze, a moderate freeze, and a hard freeze is also useful information.