When the first winter frosts occur, plants enter a dormant period.
It is important to protect them from frost and cold in the spring to find them in the best conditions!
Some simple protective gestures allow you to protect easily and cheaply ..
How to protect plants from frost?
The deciduous plants, c’ie those that lose their leaves, n’virtually no activity during’winter and are thus much less sensitive to cold.
It is therefore less useful to protect even if some perennials appreciate mulch made of dried leaves or’barks for example.
It is always better to grow plants, trees or shrubs of the region because they never fear the climatic conditions of’winter
Protection of perennials:
He n’is not the same for the evergreen plants whose vegetation n’is that slowed during this period.
They continue to claim certain care particularly in relation to frost.
- If frozen, the’water present in the sap crystallizing involves’increase in the volume of the sap and is therefore burst cells.
Fortunately, the slightest frost does not mean to kill the plant.
Often will require very cold period extended to put his life in danger.
But it also depends a lot of plants, it is then necessary to find out about their frost resistance.
Protect land full of plants:
They can be protected by a single plant mulch such as bark, the Mulch linen, a carpet of dead leaves, a few inches of compost or manure.
Thus protecting your perennials but your young shrubs, make sure they protect the roots against freezing.
- All plants have the mulch’advantage’also be of good fertilizer.
- This protection mitigate the’effect of freezing protecting the particular root system.
Shrubs can be packaged in a fabric protection called veil’wintering that will protect their foliage.
Protect plants in tubs and pots:
They are more exposed to frost because the’whole surface of the pot is in contact’air.
- It is important to have your potted plants to’best place protected from the cold and wind.
- L’trick is to look at where the leaves s’piling up on your deck because c’is usually there that’he n’there was no wind to move ...
Mediterranean plants protect against freezing:
Some varieties of palm trees, olive, citrus, oleanders and other Mediterranean plants are aujourd’hui more resistant to our climate that’previously.
Progress has been made at this level facing the’craze for these plants, but resistance is also linked to global warming.
Thus we find in the Mediterranean tropical plants, palm trees in northern France or olive trees in Normandy.
But beware, the veil’winter will do you win a few degrees. For example, a lemon or orange tree resistant to a temperature of -7 ° unveiled stand with a veil’wintering at a temperature of -10 °.
- Once your area is frequently subject to winter frosts, it is strongly advised to put a veil’wintering your Mediterranean plants, especially if grown in pots.
L’plantation site is important:
Choose the most exposed areas in the sun and more sheltered from the wind.
If you can, go your potted plants in a sheltered, cool and ventilated during’winter.
Finally, like other plants, a Mulching is always recommended to protect the roots from the cold.