Recently Duston and I traveled to Roger’s Backyard Nursery in Cranesville, Pa, only about a 37 mile drive for us and took a tour of Roger’s Backyard Nursery. Roger is One of Our Members. He showed us why he is successful over winter ornamental grasses when others are not.
In the photo you can see Roger’s Mini Hoop Houses behind him, he covers them with white plastic for the winter. Covering plants with white plastic for the winter really doesn’t keep the from freezing, actually quite the opposite. When they do freeze they stay frozen longer and are not constantly going through the freeze/thaw cycle that they would uncovered in a mild winter.
But as Roger explained when pots are frozen and not covered they hold water on top of the soil because it is frozen and that water will rot the crown of the grass. But covered they stay moist but are never full of water.
And that’s what makes the difference when you cover.
How about a short video with Roger?
Roger’s Backyard Nursery
10393 Crane Street
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