Good morning! We are back open today as the last of the ice starts to melt. With temperatures as low as 9 degrees noticed over the past few days, many might be worried about their plants and grass. Southern plants aren’t subjected to these temps often.
You may notice your plants turning brown, and looking shriveled/ almost burned, especially if left uncovered. Don’t panic. A good way to check if the plant is alive is to scrape at the stems lightly with your fingernail. If there’s green under the bark, that part of the plant is still alive. Also, don’t jump to start hacking at dead-looking plants with your trimmers. This could prevent new growth.
Once the frost is over, give them a nitrogen-based slow release and keep an eye on them. They might bounce back once the weather warms up.
We hope this helps! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below, or give us a call at 318-286-0967. Stay warm!