Some common mistakes often made by gardeners in the fall could kill your plants for good. It’s important to avoid these errors when caring for hydrangeas, the key one being forgetting to protect the plants from the cold.
Hydrangeas are generally hardy plants, and they can even be planted in the fall – if gardeners follow certain rules. But, they still need some special care in the colder months.
It’s essential to mulch your garden soil to protect hydrangeas in the winter. Applying a layer of mulch around your hydrangea’s base in the fall helps insulate the soil and retain moisture. Mulch also helps protect the roots from temperature fluctuations and freezing.
If you’re still concerned about the plants, applying an extra layer of protection will shelter hydrangeas even more.
In regions with harsh winters, hydrangeas can benefit from some protection. Consider applying a layer of burlap or using protective wraps to shield them from cold winds and heavy snow.