Overnight Temperatures Drop Threatening First Frost

By: McKenzie Martin
By: McKenzie Martin

It won't be long before we'll be seeing a lot more of fluffy white stuff...snow fell at Winter Park for most of the day on Saturday...and as the temperatures begin to fall people like Mark Moore are starting to prepare.

"It got down to about 34 or so, we're a little bit concerned...get things in the ground today and then keep our fingers crossed for the rest of the week," Moore said.

So what can you do to protect your flowers and plants from that first frost? Nursery owner, Rory Fitzgerald has one simple tip for the outdoor plants that can't be moved inside.

"If its out in the yard and its a tender annual or perennial I would go out and cover it with a sheet, something real light, avoid plastics," Fitzgerald said.

He also says for plants that you can't cover you may want to actually water them real lightly around the roots.

"Its better for things to freeze wet if you're going to freeze things...you want to freeze them wet rather than dry...if they freeze dry they are real brittle," He says.

Now if you do decide to cover some of your plants at night be sure to remove the cover during the day. The best chance for frost is Monday night.


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