Winter

Shrubs in containers ready for planting.

Can I Plant Trees and Shrubs in Late Fall or Winter?

Dee asks, “We just bought some shrubs at a late fall sale. Can we plant them now, or should we try to store them until spring?”

With a little care, you can plant trees and shrubs in late fall. Read on for tips on how to help late season plantings make it through the winter.

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Bags of winterizer lawn fertilizer.

How to Winterize the Grass in Your Lawn

Your lawn’s nutrient needs change in the fall in preparation for the cold weather ahead. If all the conflicting advice about whether or not to winterize your lawn has left you confused, you’re not alone! But figuring out what to do may not be as hard as it seems.

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How to Grow Geraniums Over the Winter

Geraniums are one of the most popular container and garden plants. You just can’t beat their bright colors and sturdy, well-shaped foliage. Geraniums can easily be stored over the winter and enjoyed again next year. So if you hate to see your lovely geraniums killed by frost this fall, read on to find out how to overwinter them indoors.

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Aelo houseplant

Tips on Bringing Houseplants Indoors for the Winter

The weather’s getting cooler, and if you sent your houseplants indoors for a summer vacation, now’s the time to settle them indoors before winter sets in. Read on for some tips to bringing your plants indoors.

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Frost on green leaves

How to Protect Your Garden from Frost and Freeze

One of the biggest worries of gardeners is the threat of freezing weather and frosts that can harm or kill plants and damage crops. Read on to find out what you need to know to protect tender plants when the mercury drops below freezing in your part of the country.

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Greenhouse in yard

Dealing with Cold Temperatures in a Greenhouse

Dianne asks, “What is the lowest temperature suggested for a greenhouse? Most of the plants inside are tropical.”

The minimum temperature for a greenhouse depends on the types of plants stored in them. Read on to find out more.

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Succulent plant

Winter Care of Succulents

Meredith asks, “I have succulent plants outside that do well in hot temperatures. How should I take care of them during the winter?”

The biggest threat to tender succulents is the combination of cold temperatures and wet soil. Read on to find out more.

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Tender bulb

How to Store Tender Bulbs Over the Winter

In all but the warmest planting zones, many summer and fall flowering bulbs will not survive a cold winter. These “tender bulbs” can’t handle the cold and need to be dug up, stored, and protected in colder climates. With a little practice, this can be done fairly easily and allows you to grow all sorts of plants that otherwise might not be winter hardy in your area.

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