Protecting Your Plants in December Weather

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYour bushes, shrubs, and other assorted plants make for important components of your landscaping in Tucson, so it helps to understand how to care for them. Fortunately, with an eye on the weather channel and a few simple materials, you can keep your plants in top shape all year long. Continue reading for help in protecting your plants in December weather.

Protective Materials

Your plants might need a little extra protection throughout the winter. Fortunately, you can typically find the materials you need within your home. Your aloes and citrus could use some help in getting through the colder months, and this assistance comes in the form of blankets and frost cloths. This extra protection becomes more important when temperatures dip under 30 degrees, so be sure to have the materials on hand. You can also use Styrofoam cups to protect the tips of your columnar cacti.

Watering Schedule

Although your garden and softscaping requires water in order to thrive, it might need less during certain times of year. Make sure your plants get the water they need throughout the winter, but slow down your irrigation whenever possible. Wildflower seedlings, for example, only need to be watered every week or so. If you are looking for trees that can handle minimal amounts of water, consider mature trees like mesquite and palo verde. 

Weather Forecast

The way you care for your plants will not only change from season to season, but even from day to day in certain circumstances. Be sure to check your local weather forecast regularly to judge how you should be taking care of your plants. Pay close attention to the weather and help your plants thrive all year long.

See the information from the ALCA in the document below for more detailed ideas on protecting your plants from freeze damage:

12-1-15 Landscaping Tips – Frost Protection

Would you like additional tips on protecting your plants from December weather? Contact Santa Rita Landscaping or visit our website. We specialize in landscape design and landscape maintenance in Tucson. You can find out much more about our services by calling us at (520) 623-0421 today.

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