How to Protect Your Plants

Posted on October 12, 2016

Any landscapers in the greater Boston area knows that their customers take pride in their yards and want to preserve them any way they can. Cataldo Landscape and Masonry knows some of the most hardworking homeowners around, and we understand that after spending the entire spring and summer season caring for your plants, you want to ensure they survive!

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Though you might love those gardens you see in the south, the plants they have might not be suited for our cold New England winters. The best way to prepare your plants is to ensure you have chosen the right ones! There are plenty of beautiful options that can withstand freezing temperatures and bloom again.

Consider covering your plants

The most standard way protect your plants from frost and lower temperatures is mulch. It acts as insulation, and keeps moisture in. Another option for bushes, shrubs, and small trees are burlap wraps. These help break the wind from damaging their branches, and also further helps with insulation.

Water well

Did you think just because the temperatures cooled that watering was a thing of the past? Think again! One of the most important aspects of plant survival, you must be sure to water all of your plants well before the first freeze arrives. Though your mulch and other coverings can help increase your plants winter season success, they also need to be well fed just before they cannot be helped anymore.

If you’re in need of landscaping help near Needham for the fall season or even have questions about your garden and how to protect it, contact us at Cataldo. We love to help our customers improve their gardens and knowledge of yard care with our 3 generations of experience. Call us today at (781) 304-8900.