Preparing for the first frost

Don’t get caught off guard by the first frost of fall! Here’s a few quick tips to keep your plants as happy as can be:

  • Cover tender garden plants with a frost cloth or cold frame (more info here).
  • Bring tender houseplants indoors, but don’t forget to treat for pests first (more info here).
  • Harvest tomato plants and hang them up to ripen (more info here).
  • Winterize your lawn, trees, and shrubs with a winterizer fertilizer. Autumn brings moisture, which helps you landscape take advantage of the fertilizer to prepare for next spring. Not sure what to use? We can help! (More info here).

Originally published on October 3rd, 2012. Updated on September 30th, 2019.