How to properly care for your plants in colder weather

If you are choosing to keep your plants outside, don't just throw a newspaper over them

CHICOPEE Mass. (WWLP) – Some people like to cover their plants instead of bringing them inside when they hear about frost.

Monday morning we had a frost advisory for Berkshire County and western parts of Franklin and Hampshire County. We are only going to see more from here.

Colder nights are upon us but some of us still have potted plants outside. When frost advisories are posted, this usually means to bring any plants inside because they run the risk of being damaged.

Before you bring them in, you are going to want to spray them with insecticide so no insects are brought in with your plant.

If you are choosing to keep your plants outside, don’t just throw a newspaper over them.

Sixteen Acres Garden Center General Manager, Steve Bordenuk told 22News, “To keep the frost off of it, we recommend like a landscape fabric that breathes or so.”

A cloth that can really protect your plants is important, otherwise there is still a chance of harming your plants. And at that point it’s best to just bring them inside.

We will soon start to see more frost advisories and when you do hear them, remember to either cover your plants or bring them inside.

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