Gardening When the Weather Changes

Here at Gardening Know How, we don’t believe in shutting things down when the weather turns. So, for those of you who live in regions where cold winters aren’t conducive to gardening, you have options! Let’s explore some of the ways you can still garden through the fall and winter.

Know Your Frost

The key to extending your growing season starts with understanding frost, both when it happens and what type of frost your region gets. Here is some more information on frost, and how to deal with it.

Frost covered maple leaves on grass

Light Frost

While nearly every region can experience a light frost in the fall and spring, warmer regions typically experience it more often.

Learn more about light frost and how to manage it by clicking here.

Hard Frost

The key factor for when it’s hard frost is when both the air and ground freeze. Many plants in the ground can withstand a light frost, while most cannot withstand a hard frost.

Get the Know How on hard frost by clicking here.

hard frost on grass
frost on crocus blossoms

Frost Protection

One of the most common questions we get is, “how do I protect my plants from frost?” The answer is, there are actually a number of ways to keep your fall and winter garden protected.

Discover our tried and tested tips to protecting your plants from frost by clicking here.

Some Flowers Are Built for the Cooler Seasons

It isn’t just fruits and vegetables that can be grown successfully in the cooler months. In fact, many ornamentals thrive when the traditional growing season starts to wind down.

Fruit Trees Perfect for Fall Planting

While many vegetables and flowers can be planted in the fall, the changing of the seasons is also a great time to get trees in the ground. Autumn planting will help new trees establish roots and get ready for a productive spring and summer. Learn more about fall planting trees that’ll be worth the wait.


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