What to do the Night of the First Frost or Freeze
(excerpted from our yet-unpublished 2013 Texas Gardening Calendar)
- First killing frost. Damage can occur at temperatures as warm as 36 to 38 degrees, primarily on still, clear nights. Protect plants from early frosts and light freezes by covering with lightweight frost cloth fabric from the nursery. The same covering will protect plants that are normally winter-hardy in your area from damage during record cold winter weather. Pre-cut it and store it in labeled bags until time of need.
- First hard freeze. Protect faucets and watering equipment. Wrap exposed faucets with insulation. Disconnect hoses, and drain all lawn sprinklers.
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