Rockford’s Warm February Weather is Putting Plants at Risk
Spring-like temperatures in February isn't just confusing to us, it's confusing to plants as well. If a jaunt around your yard reveals several plant bulbs springing to life about a month too early, protect them now before they get freeze damage soon.
All this record-breaking warmth is awesome, but it may cause your evergreens to become dehydrated or newly planted perennials to get root damage. Ready for the really bad news? There's a strong possibility that the Rockford area will see snow showers return on Saturday, so you may want to spend the next few days throwing down some protection on your freshly sprouted bulbs.
Here's some tricks to try from WGN TV: