Maintenance after the Austin Freeze
Here is fantastic information from The Natural Gardener!
Uncovering our yards after the snow was a rather sad sight — our week of freezing temperatures has set back even our native plants. However, all is not lost! Below is our general how-to guide on assessing freeze damage in your landscape. Patience is key, as some plants might not show signs of new growth until May.
Our first step is to remove things that are black, mushy, or obviously broken. Prune the plant back to healthy growth (using the scratch test to determine) with clean pruners as soon as possible, or remove it entirely if it cannot be salvaged. These trimmings are safe to compost.