freeze

LSU AgCenter

Colder weather is coming this week. As always, whenever the first cold snap hits in this season, gardeners panic just a little bit.

Remember that this will not be a hard freeze.

Temperatures below 30 degrees are a hard freeze and cause a lot of damage to tender plants. However, these temperatures we're expecting aren't going to cause a great deal of damage, so relax a bit.


Tender shrubs covered with blankets. Covers weighted to the ground keep heat released from the soil from escaping on cold nights.
LSU AgCenter

We have had some unusually cold weather unusually early in the season this year. Freezes down to the mid 20s have done a lot of damage, in particular to tropical plants in our landscapes.