Ground frost can cause damage to plants and crops, as well as hamper construction work. The major factors contributing to the formation of frost are the minimum temperature on a given night, the amount of cloud cover, and wind.
Various protective measures can be taken to limit frost damage:
- Cover plants with a protective layer ; place potted plants against a house wall since they are particularly susceptible to frost damage.
- Protect building sites and any construction materials on the site against frost damage.