Ways to keep your flowers and plants safe from frost

Frost is still possible in the month of May

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Now that it’s finally feeling like spring, it’s important to keep a close eye on your sensitive plants when there’s a frost advisory. You can lose your plants to frost even in May. When frost advisories are posted, that should be an alert to protect your sensitive plants. Frost can damage or kill your plants and flowers.

Art Demos, from Westfield, told 22News, he hasn’t planted any flowers yet but when he does he covers them, “I don’t have any plants right now that need covering but I’ve been waiting another week or so before I put those in.”

If there’s a flower or plant that you want to keep protected all you need to do is take a piece of cloth or burlap and place it over the plant but just make sure the material is light weight. Any of your warmer weather crops, like annuals or evergreens, need to be watched closely on cold nights. But you can train your plants to get ready for the summer season.

Peter Rizzo, Manager of Westfield Home and Garden, told 22News, “Easiest thing to do to get your plants ready for summer season, is to bring them out for a few hours during the day leave them out during the early part of the night than bring them in for the night.”

Also keep an eye out for frost advisories. You can leave your plants out a little longer, or uncovered each night as it gets warmer. Eventually you won’t have to worry about them.

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