1. protect pipes - cover hose bibs - make sure all covers on valve boxes are in place and secure. If you have an RPZ, drain it or install a insulated pouch. Dekorra is the brand we install, although a moving blanket or some towels can be draped over the backflow in a pinch.
2. Pets - bring them indoors, or small insulated pads should help them if their outdoor shelter is sufficient to block the north winds, google the K&H Tan Self Warming Crate Pad
3. Plants - probably the hardest thing to do in central Texas - we have 24 randowm freezes last winter and this year will no doubt be the same. There are several Tyvek material tarp blankets available, the "kleenex" of these is the planket see below link. http://www.theplanket.com/
Stay warm. Cougar Matt out.
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