Were your plants damaged by the freeze? Here’s what to do next.
“What we need to do is get some real sharp pruners, get some quality hand pruners, hedge shears, quality loppers and start. Rodriguez also recommends pulling the organic mulch away from plants to allow the late February sun to warm up the soil. Other plant life, like palms and sago palms, also took a beating. As long as their center is nice and firm, sago palms can make a comeback. Also, keep in mind that while we are approaching our average final freeze date in San Antonio, a freeze in March is always possible.
San Antonio-area landscaper offers advice for stressed, damaged plants and grass after winter storm
Even those of us with brown thumbs recognize that our plants are not okay after last week’s deep freeze. Most of all, turf grasses are brown and crisp as they are severely brown tipped with stressed wilt. With Palms and Tropicals, all dead fronds and foliage need to be removed within the next couple of weeks. Lastly but most importantly, STEP #10: Mulch, mulch, mulch, and more mulch... (3 to 4 inches at most)! These plants (minus the turf) need organic matter introduced into the soil as well as the added layer of insulation for both moisture and the cold.