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Caring for frost-damaged plants


The cold temperatures are doing a number of valley plants, but don't fear, if your plants are frozen, all is not lost.

We're checking out what you can do to bring them back to life.

Video: FOX 10's Syleste Rodriguez reports.

Glendon Yoder's tips:

  • Do nothing for now
  • Double check water, cut down on watering. Plants that are frozen are in a deciduous state. Watering them more can cause more damage.  Water them just once a week.
  • Don't cut any off a plant's dead limbs until after Feb. 15th at the earliest -- you should wait until March 1st in case we have frost again.
  • If your plant already has severe frost damage, new growth is more susceptible to frost than old growth
  • After March 1st, cut back to where new growth is, increase water, add fertilizer.

Quality Scapes
Glendon Yoder

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