Watch Out for Frost with Bedding Plants

by Amy Gordon
(last updated September 28, 2015)

Do you love to fill the borders of your yard with bedding plants? Bedding plants have become an essential part of landscaping around homes, at it is pretty obvious why. Bedding plants add a color and texture to your home that other plants just are not able to do, especially with the small amount of work you have to do to get your bedding plants to look right. If you do choose to use bedding plants, make sure to do it right so your plants will look great.

The main concern that you should have with bedding plants is the temperature. Have you ever been caught by a late frost? It is amazing how even after a week of really warm weather a frost can set in that will kill all of your plants. Remember that the first sunny days of the year do not mean that it is time to rush into the garden and plant your bedding plants. More often than not you will be caught out by a late frost. In fact, a few sunny days means that the nights are clear, which means you have a higher likelihood of having frost at night until the evenings warm up as well.

One of the best tricks to know if it is safe to plant your bedding plants is to do what the professionals are doing. If you are going to buy your bedding plants, take a look at where the nursery is keeping their bedding plants. Even if you have your own, it is a good idea to drive by and see what they are doing. If you notice that the nursery is still keeping their plants inside, then it is too early for bedding plants. If you got your bedding plants too early to plant them, do not despair. You can keep your plants safely in your home if you water them occasionally. This should be able to keep the plants safe until the last of the cold weather passes.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...


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