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Protect Your Landscaping During Freezing Temps

January 2nd, 2018 11:52 PM by Frank Ferrell

This week much of the Southeast is expected to experience freezing temperatures, which can cause severe damage to lawns, trees and shrubs. Below are a few tips to take when a freeze is in the forecast:

1.  Irrigate before a frost or freeze to ensure there is proper moisture in the soil root zone, however make sure irrigation is stopped early enough to allow time for leaves to dry to avoid ice forming on them.

2.  Cover cold-sensitive plants with blankets or boxes, but not plastic. Be sure to remove the covering as soon as the temperatures begin to warm up.

3.  Do not mow turf that is frozen, and keep the lawn mowed high. This can reduce cold injury in two ways. First, it will promote a deeper root system that will provide greater stress tolerance. Second, it will create a warmer micro-environment within the lawn.

4.  Avoid foot traffic and vehicular traffic on frozen turf, as it can increase damage.

For more information, visit our preferred lawn service provider Massey Services Freeze Information Page.

Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 2nd, 2018 11:52 PM


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