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Protect plants from chill
Take a look outside - how do the plants in your yard look? During the chillier months, there are a few steps to help protect your plants, like covering them with an old blanket or tarp.
You can also bring the plants indoors. If you can, carry or wheel the plants into a garage, sun room, greenhouse, or shed. Outdoor plants may not be at their best indoors, since they won't necessarily get enough light, but they may make it long enough to survive through the winter.
Building a simple greenhouse or cold frame could also help save your plants- just make sure they receive adequate ventilation. Mulch can also be helpful. It acts as an insulator, and can protect plants, especially from wide swings in temperature. Sometimes the cold temperature is not what damages the plant. It's the freeze/thaw cycle affecting the soil and causing it to "heave" the plant.
"I always go to the USDA website and just find out what your particular plant needs are. You need to look up winterizing or cold protection and it will give you a lot of tips," said manager Vince Champion.
And, if you expect a hard freeze, do not water your plants. But to protect against a little frost, a generous watering can help to retain some of the day's heat into the night.