How to Prune Frost-Damaged Plants
Getting after the Goo with Garden Guy
Now the polar air is mostly behind us, it’s time to go outside and check those plants! There is a boatload of advice out there when you google “post freeze plant care” or “after freeze plant care.’ Here are some great links and great advice:
- how to prune frost-damaged plants
- how to save plants after a hard freeze
- will one night of frost kill my plants?
- what plants to cover in a freeze warning
- can plants recover from cold shock
- freeze warning flowers
Let’s cut through all the noise out there and see the BEST post-freeze tips for Houston and the Gulf Coast from Houston garden consultant and expert landscaper, Garden Guy. Oh, and he’s also an Aggie Horticulturist! Garden Guy Todd Farber, Aggie Horticulturist, and owner of Sugar Land’s most successful landscaping company, along with his wife, Garden Gal, dish out just what you need to know to access your landscaping and plants post-freeze right here.
In this post, I will deal with one issue: Gooey
So you went out and you checked your plants and some of them were gooey! What should you do? Here’s our video that quickly explains what to do about gooey plants
Randy Lemmon agrees with Garden Guy
“If it’s mushy, gushy, or gooey, get rid of it! Cut it out, remove it – do whatever it takes to get the nasty stuff out of there. If you cut all the spongy parts away from tropicals like bananas or split-leaf philodendrons, you’ll likely be left with just a tiny bit of green material near the ground. Protect that from future freezes that can kill the root system. But you really need to get the squishy stuff out, because it could harbor fungal diseases that will be pulled into the remaining plant,” warns Lemmon.
We hope you enjoyed, “Getting after the Goo with Garden Guy!” 🤣
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