If you love growing plants in the summer, you probably have at least a few that are in containers. Whether they’re on your porch, in the garden, or sitting on your patio, you need to take special care to protect your container plants through the winter. Here are some tips that should help you plan for your container plants, so you can enjoy them again next year.
1. Put Them in the Ground
Yes, you put those plants in containers for a reason. But if you have perennials that are going to be left outside over the winter, it’s always best to plant them…even if you do so while they’re still in the pot. Not being in the ground gives the roots very little protection from the cold. If you can find a somewhat sheltered area near your house or fence, that may be even better. No matter what spot you choose, put down a thick layer of mulch (2 to 4 inches) after the ground freezes.