The ideal protection against frost for plants that are sensitive to the cold, such as evergreen leafy plants or outdoor pot plants, it is strongly recommended to cover them with fleece or jute. Fleece is very easy to handle and can be cut into any shape making it also very suitable for small flower boxes. In addition, fleece protection greatly improves the living conditions of the plants. Rainwater, light and nutrients can get through the fleece to the plant unhindered. At the same time, heat and moisture is retained in the soil, so that less watering is required. An added bonus of the fleece is that Insects, snails or birds can also be kept away from the plants.
If you use horticultural fleece together with gravel or mulch, this is the best protection against stubborn weeds as it makes it difficult for them to grow roots. If weeds grow on the surface, you can remove these with minimal effort.
When the frosty weather has passed, you can easily remove the fleece from the plants and use it again next winter. However, you must ensure the fleece is dry in order to prevent mildew from damaging the material.