BRRRR! How to protect your plants from frost

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How to protect your plants from frost (KTRK)

We don't get frost often in Houston, but when we do, here's how to protect your plants.

  • Cluster potted plants near your home. It protects them from wind and holds in heat.

  • Water plants before a freeze. Water helps the soil hold its warmth. Plants also need water to counter drying wind.


  • Adding mulch can help insulate your plants roots.


  • Cover them, but make sure the covering goes down to the roots.

  • Remove the coverings in the morning so sun can warm them and replace the coverings when the sun goes down.


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