Month: August 2014

Preparing your garden for frost

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As days start getting shorter, and that morning chill in the air lingers into afternoon, all around sure-fire signs of the approaching fall, aren’t hard to miss. Fall around the lake area is a prelude to Deep Creek’s infamous long winters. To make sure that your flower, vegetable and water gardens survive the pre-winter cold, take a look at these tips.

Once autumn begins, it’s a good time to start thinking about frosts and freezes and the effect they can have on your plants. Most garden plants, assuming they’re hardy in your area, will weather the winter without any problem. An abrupt, early freeze may cause them to drop their leaves prematurely or cause some tissue damage, but most will rebound next spring.

However, there are exceptions. Use the following tips to ensure that your garden is ready when the frost bites.