Patented, accordion-like design with steel hoops. Easy to set up. Spacious capacity ideal for covering larger plants. Material provides weather protection and speeds up/extends growing season. Reusable; can patch tears.
Folding and storing cover can be challenging. Rare reports of tears.
Lightweight cover. Double-bonded polypropylene material. Protects small, delicate seedlings without weighing them down. Suitable for light frosts.
Prone to tearing with typical use. Not likely to stay in place in windy conditions. May not last more than one season. No framework.
Inexpensive cover. Fairly lightweight and easy to use. Protects against weather conditions, including hail. Works well for covering raised gardens.
May not protect against major freezes. Polypropylene material is thin/prone to tears. No framework included – just material.
Durable yet lightweight polypropylene material. Suitable for shrubs and small trees. Easy to put on and take off. Stays put with drawstring closure. Protects delicate plants from insects.
Not very effective for extreme freezes or colder temperatures.
Patented design includes steel hoops. Ideal for pest protection throughout growing season. Fleece material is lightweight and allows moisture to flow through to plants.
Flimsy material. Doesn't hold up well in heavy rain and wind. Not ideal for harsh frosts.
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Plant covers can help extend your growing season by protecting your plants from cold weather in the late spring or early winter frosts. They can provide a level of protection against bugs as well. As temporary ground cover, they come in a variety of styles, which you should choose based on what kind of garden or plant you need to protect. You can choose a plastic or poly material designed to help aid in holding in humidity, or a cloth material which is easy to lay down, but should not be left for extended periods of time. Some are designed with an inner framework to hoop over the top of a garden area. These allow the gardener to still access their garden while covered.
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