While a fall frost isn't as detrimental to plants as a spring frost, you could still extend the life of your plants if you protect them.
Arlene Reid is the owner of Glenhaven Greenhouse in Broadway and she is sharing some of her tips.
What's most important is to never cover your plants with plastic. Reid says the plastic will gather moisture underneath of it, and will actually burn, freeze burn the leaf of the plant or the blossom.
Always cover them with some sort of cloth or sheet. Even cardboard or paper is okay if you have nothing else.
By covering or bringing in your plants on nights when frost is expected, Reid says you can buy yourself some time, and it may be as long as two weeks to a month.
Fall mums love the cold weather. In fact, they get brighter with the cooler temperatures.
But a frost will hurt those and other hardy plants.
Reid says with any planters you should move it move it up against the house or into a building like a garage. Even moving planters under an overhang will help, so the frost can't get to them as easily. Your home or garage will be warmer than just the open yard so moving them right up to a building can help to keep the temperature just a few degrees warmer.
Now if you forget to protect your plants, you may be able to save them before the sun rises in the morning,
Reid suggests getting out to your plants and wash them, don't just sprinkle them a tiny bit with water. Make the plants wet and wash off the frost before the sun comes up. By doing that you may be able to salvage your plants.
Temperatures in the 30s are okay to work to protect and cover your plants. But Reid says when the temperatures drop into the 20's, that's going to be a killing freeze and there's not much you can do. If you can't bring your plant inside, temperatures in the 20's will more than likely kill the plant.