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Plant Shop & Nursery in Dallas, TX

Spring/Summer Hours Daily 9am-6pm. Winter Hours: Daily 9am-5pm.

Come and visit North Haven Gardens, your destination for all your gardening needs in Dallas. As you step inside, you'll find a comprehensive selection of quality gardening equipment and a diverse plant nursery with a stunning array of indoor plants, outdoor plants, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Our expert garden coaches are dedicated to helping you turn your gardening dreams into reality. Plus, we now have delivery services available in Dallas (within our service area, call for details). Now you can ensure that your gardening essentials are conveniently brought to your doorstep. You can even sign up for a grow card membership to earn points and save on your purchases.

Here at North Haven Gardens, we take pride in offering a curated selection that caters to all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our friendly and professional staff is here to help. Visit our nursery in Dallas an experience the difference.

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How to Protect Your Garden From Frost & Cold Weather

How to Protect Plants from Cold Weather

Below are some helpful tips and strategies to keep your beloved plants safe from cold snaps and help them avoid frost damage when unexpected cold temps come around.

Bring in Container Plants that are Tropical or Cold Tender.

You’ll minimize damage, and they won’t have to start growth over nearly as much. Containers will get 7-10 degrees colder (and hotter) than plants in the ground. Remember that most tropical plants are in danger at the 45-degree mark. Take hanging baskets down, and move the more frost tolerant plants to the southwest side of the house if possible.

Use a Layer of Burlap for Plants Too Large to Bring In

Loosely tying a doubled layer around the containers to protect the roots. Leave these in place, or if you can move them up closer to the house and cover.

Water–Especially up to 24 Hours Prior to Freezing Temps.

Water insulates, making plants much more resistant to damage. If it’s already freezing and you’ve missed your chance to water, wait until temperatures warm up, and water –but move on with other protective steps. Water stressed plants will take a hard hit.

Add liquid seaweed or SUPERthrive when you water herbaceous plants and vegetables.

These contain vitamins, hormones, and potassium that makes plants stronger and more resistant to stress. Apply at least 24 hours before a freeze for the best effect.

Apply 2-3” of Mulch After Watering.

Newly planted annuals, perennials and shrubs will need additional attention. Double-checking this amount now will offer great benefits to ensure the survival of healthy soil organisms. If only a lighter cover will be needed, pile any fallen leaves nearby on top of plants and containers. They can blow off in windy conditions, so dampen leaves if possible to help weigh them down, and cover with a layer of another material for added warmth if needed.

Frost Cloth is Your Number One Tool Against Frost

Remember that for some plants, one layer simply won’t be enough. Offering up to 8 degrees of protection, it can be doubled for greater effectiveness. Anchor with staples, clothespins, bricks, or binder clips. Leave air space, and use a plant stake in the center of plants or rows to prop up the cloth and prevent crushing blooms. Lay any unused tomato cages down first to use as supports until needed for tomato season. You may leave frost cloth on plants for two or three days.

Plankets are a convenient alternative, especially for containers.

This material is slightly heavier than frost cloth and some sizes offer a convenient drawstring. Never cover with heavy blankets, plastic, or any other non-breathable materials, as these can cause damage from overheating, crushing or suffocation.

Cover Cool-Season Annuals.

If dianthus, snapdragons, or Iceland poppies were planted in fall, they will typically survive winter with minimal protection. Cover primroses and cyclamen below 30 degrees. Many will survive light frosts, but flowers will be the most easily damaged. Cover with a layer of frost cloth or a Planket.

Check vegetables. Broccoli, cabbage, and lettuces will need covering below freezing.

Cauliflower is especially sensitive. Pick tomatoes and peppers. Ripen green tomatoes indoors placed stem side down in a warm window out of direct sun.

Get More Advice on Protecting Plants from the Cold

Continue to monitor the weather, and remember to roll up frost cloth and other protective materials and keep them close by for the next cold front! See a Garden Advisor for additional help in protecting your garden. Compliments of North Haven Gardens · 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75230. You can also download this helpful guide.

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