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Protect your plants from upcoming freeze

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The weather outside can be a danger to the plants on your porch. So what can you do to protect them? The weather outside can be a danger to the plants on your porch. So what can you do to protect them?
Dennis Julius Dennis Julius
There are many products on the market you can use to cover your plants, including screens and even weed suppression mats that can go a long way with aerial coverage. There are many products on the market you can use to cover your plants, including screens and even weed suppression mats that can go a long way with aerial coverage.

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - We were just talking about how the leaves were just now changing color. Now, we are talking about our first freeze coming soon and now is the time to prepare.

The weather outside can be a danger to the plants on your porch. So what can you do to protect them?

We asked Dennis Julius at Walnut Ridge Nursery in Jeffersonville for advice on how to protect those plants, "For annuals that are real tender you may want to move them into the garage if in pots. You want to cover them with a blanket or sheet. Don't use plastic!"

There are many products on the market you can use to cover your plants, including screens and even weed suppression mats that can go a long way with aerial coverage. They key is to remember to uncover them.

"Leave them covered until the sun comes up. Don't leave them covered up for a couple, two to three days," Julius said.

When it comes to using water for protection Julius said, "You can use water on a light frost, then what you are going to do is come out early in the morning before the sun comes up and wash it off. The problem with that is with the annuals you'll burn them."

Roses were a hot topic as well.  Julius  said you should not cut them back until after the first freeze, otherwise just cover them. But it appears the freeze is likely Friday.

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