The winter months represent some of the most trying times for plants. As a result, the horticultural professionals at Organically Green employ their cutting-edge plant healthcare tactics and strategies to help plants not only survive, but thrive all year round! However, while some more intensive efforts call for nothing short of a professional touch, there are some things you can do to be proactive.
Keep Your Plants Clean
It’s no secret that sunlight is scarce during the winter months. With that said, you’ll want to maximize any exposure your plants can get throughout the day – so the best thing you can do is to keep your plants clean. This means keeping leaves and debris away and keeping their leaves clean, so they can get as much from the sun as possible. In addition to potential light obstruction, plants can also endure suffocation-caused damage, which can affect their overall growth. Think of this like proactive plant healthcare.
Proper Watering is Key
Depending on the types of plant(s) you have, their need for water will vary. For instance, some plants require little-to-no water during winter seasons, while others require constant watering. However, when temperatures drop, the ground starts to freeze, making it harder for plants to extract water and nutrients from the soil they sit on. To combat this, make sure to water your plants (that need it) early in the morning and only when the temperature is above 40 degrees, otherwise your plants won’t be able to absorb the water anyway.
This is a great start for DIY plant healthcare, but all situations are unique. If you’re experiencing problems beyond these examples, consider contacting one of the plant healthcare experts at Organically Green. We have years of combined experience treating plants and gardens all year round.