Plants are on a very specific cycle relative to the weather and when unusual events happen like they have this year, it can mess up those cycles and put your plants in possible danger of being infected, infested or potentially killed altogether.
So what are some things to consider and think about as the weather seemingly flip flops back and forth? That’s the subject of today’s blog. Here are a few things to consider when dealing with unseasonably warm (and cold) weather.
With the weather getting unseasonably warmer earlier this year, some plants will get tricked into blooming a little early. If your noticing early budding – or especially if you observed it in the late fall or early winter – there is a chance you won’t see that vaunted spring bloom. It’s also doubly important to keep an eye on those specific plants as they’re the most susceptible to damage.
The effects could be long term
Keeping an eye on your plants during periods like this is extremely important. When temperatures get as volatile as they’ve been the past few months, their effects on plants and trees can be enormous. Plants that partially leaf or show signs of infections – could be in danger as well.
Not all plants are affected, but certainly some more than others
The threats to your plants are determined more by their specific species and circumstances than anything else. Some plants are incredibly resistant to the threats that volatile weather presents – but others can be severely impacted by the weather. If you’re concerned or you begin to observe abnormal occurrences with your plants, it’s a good idea to call a pro to assess the potential danger and help prescribe a plan of action.
Although there isn’t much you can do to stand in the way of premature blooming, there are some things you can do to roll with the punches, so to speak. Be sure to call your local pro and have them come walk you through it. Good luck!