Tips for Preserving Your Greenery During a Spring Snowstorm FOX31

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DENVER (KDVR) – The coming spring cold snap could have a big impact on our landscaping.

FOX31 Problem Solver Nicole Fierro spoke with experts to learn the tricks that could save your plants during an unusually cold spell.

City Floral Garden Center crews spent Monday unpacking truckloads of plants and flowerpots, then transporting them to greenhouses before the temperature dropped.

“Mother nature, she plays with us,” said City Floral general manager Trela ​​Phelps. “We unloaded three truckloads of nursery stock this morning which we are going to put in a greenhouse. Then we’re going to protect from freezing and put plastic on it, so it’s pretty serious.

For a cold front, Phelps said the green thumb rule is if the plant or tree is in a pot, put it inside.

“I would also remove any houseplants you have against the windows or something,” Phelps said.

If you have already planted it, you must cover it.

“A lot of us still have tulips and all the spring bulbs still emerging, I would dump buckets on them or try to cover them as best I can,” Phelps said.

You can buy covers for your plants called Harvest Guards. They vary in thickness or Phelps said, in a pinch, you can use a cotton sheet or light blanket. She warns that you need to be careful of the weight of your blanket if snow falls on it.

“You want to make sure that if you’re packing anything close to the ground that the fabric and the sheet are actually touching the ground, because we want to capture any heat from the ground,” Phelps said.

Phelps said it’s best if your soil is moist in freezing temperatures, so the moisture we got from last week’s snow should help.

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