Freeze Damage to Trees & Shrubs
Be aware of your landscape and make every effort to protect your trees and shrubs during the cold winter season. Your landscape is an investment in providing increased property values. But as you can imagine it's almost impossible to protect your entire landscape from freezing temperatures. San Tan Landscape can help you save as much of the plant material that has freeze damage.
How can I protect my plants?
Keep plants well watered. Soil temperature is very important. You want to retain as much heat as possible so roots do not freeze. Keep soil around plants and trees mulched or leave all dropped leaves under trees until cold has passed. The use of burlap or ground cover cloth is best for covering your plants. As a last resort, install heaters or hope for warmer temperatures. Please remember not to use any materials that can trap cold air. Plastic is the worst. Trapping cold air is like putting your plants in the refrigerator.
Wait until the Freeze is over!
Do not prune or trim your trees or shrubs too early. Removing leaves or dead wood too soon will encourage new growth which could be exposed to an additional frost. If this happens you can further damage your plant material and some shrubs may not survive and will require replacing. Generally by the first week of February, we can rule out the chance of a potential freeze.