All along the Rockies and Front Range our spring has been wild with copious amounts of wind, rain and rich spring snow storms. While it can be common for us to have such diverse and extreme weather in today’s post we’re going to have a look at what you can do to help protect your garden from the ever changing Colorado forecast.
How to Protect Your Plants During a Spring Storm
When to Cover Your Plants/Garden
Because of our climate it’s important that your garden is planted with vegetation that is hardy and used to the dramatic seasons of Colorado. Most Colorado native plants will handle adverse weather conditions gracefully however they may need a little help if a storm moves in late in the season. Click here to find a hardiness guide for Colorado any time a storm threatens to drop the temperature below the average low or if there is a frost warning it’s advised you cover sensitive plants.
How to Cover Your Plants
Now that a storm is moving in or a frost warning has been issued it’s important to consider what you’ll use to protect your plants. Sheets, padding or blankets specifically made to cover plants are your best choices. You want to avoid using plastic tarps since often times these provide little to no insulation. You should also avoid using heavy blankets or anything that will weigh down on your plants – potentially breaking or crushing them especially new growth.
After the Storm
After the storm has passed you should remove the covering and give your garden the chance to warm up. Leaving plants covered for days after a storm can cause serious damage if not kill the plants you were trying to save. At Paradise Ponds & Landscaping we have the experience with to help you create a hardy landscaped yard that will stand up to Colorado’s changing seasons.