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Protect your plants against frost with fleece

Garden Life
The impending cold evenings and frosty nights mean it is time to care for the plants on the balcony and in the garden. Every gardener should be aware that each plant has its own individual needs regarding protection against the cold. Certain plants such as small Mediterranean olive trees or citrus fruit trees must be brought into the cellar over winter. Otherwise they will almost certainly freeze to death in the cold outside. However some plants, in contrast, are hardy and can stay outside in the garden in winter without further protection.
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.