That rosemary bush in your front lawn is looking a little weak. Did it make it through last month’s brutal weather?
The city of Southlake’s landscape administrator Keith Martin offers the following tips on how to tell what plants survived February’s epic winter blast, and what didn’t.
- Be patient. “There is no way to currently know the full extent of the damage or whether all your plants will have survived or not,” Martin says. He suggests waiting until normally dormant plants start to resprout and evergreen species cast their leaves. “There is nothing you can do to speed up the freeze damage healing process. Watering, pruning or fertilizing won’t make it happen quicker.”
- Live oaks—not so lively. Martin says the hardest-hit plants and trees include live oaks, Indian hawthorn, abelias, loropetalums, ground covers such as Asian jasmine and purple wintercreeper and…