Be Prepared for Winter Freeze

Make sure you are prepped and ready to for winter freeze events with a trip to Argyle Feed & Hardware.  We have all the supplies you need to protect your garden, your animals, and, of course, you and your family!

Freezing temperatures occurring early in fall or late spring are usually more damaging to plants than freezing temperatures in mid winter. Keep your garden plants and shrubs well-protected when temperatures stay below freezing for more than a couple hours or overnight. Argyle Feed carries garden frost blankets which help keep plants insulated and prevent freeze damage. Also, reapplying mulch will provide additional insulation for plants and soil during a hard freeze. Container plants should be moved inside or in a protected area.  Water your plants, especially container plants, before a freeze moves in to ensure plants stay hydrated.  Remember to cover up your outdoor faucets– make sure the spigot is turned off with any hoses removed— we have foam and heavy duty insulated faucet covers to keep these from freezing.

Take the extra steps to make sure your livestock animals and family pets are protected from the cold, too! Make sure they have plenty of feed and water and provide extra shavings and hay for stable animal, including your chickens. If your dogs spend most of their time outdoors, make sure they have adequate shelter from rain and wind or better yet, bring them indoors. We also carry heat lamps and barn heaters to keep your animals comfortable as well as horse blankets at Argyle Feed.

We also carry plenty of de-icers, salt and ice melt products in the event our never predictable Texas weather turns icy.  If planning to be outdoors (perhaps cheering on your favorite team or in a blind somewhere?), make sure you’re dressed appropriately—including hands, head and feet. Argyle feed has durable insulated deerskin driver gloves which keep the warmth and protect your hands while you’re clearing brush, hauling hay or working in the yard. If you’re spending time outside, our new iron forged fire pits will help keep the warmth going after a long day on the ranch, stable or hunting lease. We also have new Stanley Vacuum Bottles which keep hot liquids steaming and cold liquids well-chilled for up to 18 hours. Our gloves, firepits and vacuum bottles all make great gifts, too.

Improper clothing and prolonged exposure to wind and moisture are the primary causes of hypothermia, which can be fatal. Hypothermia can develop even when temperatures remain a few degrees below freezing— so, as mom says, “Bundle Up!”

Stay ahead of the hard freeze with a visit to Argyle Feed & Hardware— we have everything from mulch and frost blankets, plenty of hay and shavings as well as deicers, doghouses and more.  Come see us before the cold sets in!

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