Water when Freezing
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Water when Freezing

It’s infrequent and short lived but occasionally we get a freeze warning in South Florida.  When this happens and you need to protect your plants, here is a watering tip.

Water the soil with 2 to 3 inches of water before freezing weather arrives. The wet soil absorbs solar heat better than dry soil.

Spread 2 inches of organic mulch over the soil. When it gets cold it usually warms up dramatically in Florida. Sudden temperature fluctuations could cause plant damage. A layer of mulch stabilizes the soil temperature.

Turn on the sprinkler system as soon as freezing temperatures are reached. Place the sprinkler so that all the plants are evenly coated.  Evenly coat the plants’ foliage with a thin film of water.

Got questions or concerns about freeze warnings in South Florida and protecting your plants? Give us a call or shoot us an email.

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