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Q.Everything Died In The Texas Storm. How Much Of The Mulch Do I Have To Remove. I Have Pprox 5 0 Pots Plus Garden0

Zone Rosharonm TX, 7583 | Anonymous added on March 8, 2022 | Answered

All my Hydrangeas Plants were dying before the frost. Followed directions. Why Why Why

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Answered on March 9, 2022

It would be extremely rare to see hydrangeas dying due to frost. While foliage and stems might show damage, the roots should survive, especially if the plant is well watered before temperatures plummet and if the plant is kept well mulched or is winter protected. If you covered them with mulch, the typically need about 2-4" of mulch past the drip line. Any excess mulch can be reused elsewhere in the garden with other plants. Or bag the mulch for later use when you have to replenish mulch that has decomposed or has been blown away. Hydrangeas should be starting to peek through in March under normal conditions (either stems start to leaf out or new stems start to grow). Oakleaf hydrangeas tend to break dormancy first, followed by Big Leaf Hydrangea and then the rest.

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