Frost Protek® covers protect plants better than makeshift items such as sheets, blankets, and plastic. These other items can suffocate plants when left on very long and can crush flowers and foliage. The Frost Protek® cover is made of the same fabric used by commercial growers for plant protection. Many models have a drawstring closure that keeps the cover in place for maximum warmth around the plant.
In bad weather Frost Protek® covers may be left on the plant indefinitely as needed. The cover is made of lightweight, breathable fabric that enables air and sun light to reach the plant. There's no need to remove the cover each morning and replace it each evening.
Plants can be prematurely killed or damaged by weather throughout the growing season. Container plantings and hanging baskets are especially susceptible to weather damage because the roots are above ground and don't have the added warmth that the ground holds.
Frost Protek® covers insulate plants from light frost and unseasonably cool weather. The cover protects plants 4°F to 6°F below freezing (to about 26°F or -3.0° C).
Frost Protek® covers protect plants from damage due to heavy rain. Too much water can drown plants, and potted plants are especially vulnerable to drainage problems. The cover also protects foliage and blossoms from damage due to strong wind. A cover over your plants during a sudden wind can preserve buds and blooms. Plants can also be damaged when transported by vehicle, and the Frost Protek® cover helps protect plants during transit.
Once annuals die due to a hard freeze or perennials lose their foliage and enter dormancy, remove your covers and store them until the next growing season. Store covers away from the sun or other direct UV light to prolong the life of the fabric.