Frost Advisory for Sioux Lookout Region

Frost Advisory

Protect Your Fall Garden Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake Area

Anticipate chilly temperatures near zero degrees Celsius tonight, extending into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Expect another bout of near-zero temperatures on Tuesday night, continuing into early Wednesday morning.

Fall Gardening Protection Tips:

  1. Shield Your Plants: Ensure the well-being of your garden by covering up vulnerable plants, particularly those situated in frost-prone regions.
  2. Frost-Proofing Measures: Take proactive steps to safeguard your frost-sensitive plants and trees:
    • Mulching: Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of your plants. Mulch acts as an insulator and can help moderate soil temperature.
    • Blankets or Row Covers: Utilize blankets, row covers, or frost cloths to drape over delicate plants during the cold nights. Be sure to secure them in place to trap heat.
    • Move Potted Plants: If you have potted plants, relocate them to sheltered areas or indoors overnight to shield them from the frosty conditions.
    • Watering: Moist soil retains heat better than dry soil. Water your plants thoroughly before the cold spell to help keep them warm.
    • Pruning: Trim away any damaged or dead foliage on your plants. This promotes healthy growth and reduces the risk of frost damage.
  3. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on local weather updates and frost advisories for timely information that can aid your protection efforts.

By taking these precautions, you can help ensure the well-being of your autumn garden during this frosty spell.

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