Contain those Containers

Gardening Tips — By on December 12, 2010 9:48 PM

 

Are your containers ready for the very frigid Winter months ahead?  If you are in most of the U.S. you only have a couple of weeks before it starts getting really cold!  If your pots and containers aren’t ready for freezing temperatures they might need to be mulched and top mulching is useless since heat is lost through the container’s sides.  One of the best ways to help your container plants survive the Winter is to line them up against the side of the house or garage, surround with chicken wire (it’s ugly but it works the best), and fill the area between the wire and the pots with shredded pine bark or dense mulch.  Leaf litter can even work if you don’t want to spend money on mulch.  This method of over-wintering will also keep your expensive ceramic pots from cracking.

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