These 3 things will SURELY kill your plants

Every gardener finds a way to treat their plants. However, it is very easy for your care to damage plants if you overdo it with the things you think they need. Here are 3 examples that may sound like something you’ve read a million times but contain tips you probably didn’t know about.

Too much water

If the plant withers, the most normal reaction is to give it little water because she is “certainly” thirsty but it is ironic that the plant will wither even if you give it too much water. So, if you water the plants often and a lot, or if there has been a lot of rain lately, think twice before you start watering.

They say yes more plants die from excessive watering than from too little water. This applies not only to potted plants, but also to outdoor plants. If they are well watered, and you notice that they still wither and have yellow or light green leaves – be sure to check their roots.

The root needs air, so it is advisable to let the soil dry between waterings. If the soil is constantly soaked with water, air cannot enter the soil. That doesn’t mean you have to leave the land dry for a long time, but you don’t want to koren the plants will be constantly in the soil soaked with water, otherwise they will start to truli. Imagine what would happen to your body if it was non-stop in water. It is similar with plants (the exception is plants that live naturally in water).

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How to recognize whether the process of root rot has begun and save the plant?

A healthy root should look firm and to smell clean. Most will have a creamy-white hue. The root that has started to rot will be dark and gooey, and will have an unpleasant odor.

If the root is too rotten, the plant will not be able to recover and die, but if the root has not rotted too much, this is important to do.

Leave her alone.

Do not try to correct the mistake by feeding it or pruning it. If you can, give her a little shade for a week or two. Let her rest, regroup her strength and recover on her own.

2. Too much fertilizer

There are plants that require a lot of fertilization, but no plant requires you to fertilize it every time you water it. Excessive use of fertilizers it affects plants in several ways.

If you use synthetic fertilizer, salts can accumulate in the soil and burn the roots. This is especially true of potted plants. Be sure to put drainage layer before the soil which may be of some pebbles (if it is a potted plant) and be sure to take pots with holes in the bottom (or drill them yourself) so that excess water and fertilizer can drain away. When watering the plant, make sure that the water passes through the holes, because it is very important to wash away the excess fertilizer.

Too much fertilizer by no means good, especially feeding with high nitrogen content (if you use NPK fertilizer it is the first number on the package). Nitrogen will stimulate growth and the plant will get many new, tender leaves. It may sound like a good idea, but imagine that your body is forcing something unnatural growth – It certainly won’t work out. The plant is then under great stress and susceptible to various diseases. As such, they are very attractive as well various insect pests who love young and juicy leaves.

Remember, most plants need it dormancy period. Winter takes care of us outdoors, but houseplants need to rest outside their growing and flowering season. Reduce watering at the time of dormancy of plants and do not feed them until spring, or until you begin to notice signs of new growth.

3. Too much mulch

Mulch does wonderful things in our garden but again, too much mulch can’t be good. From 4 cm to 8 cm small during hot summers it will keep the soil cool, preserve moisture and help control weeds. Thicker layers of mulch will only cause problems.

If you put too much mulch, it can prevent water and air from reaching the ground. Water tends to evaporate and if you still need to break through the mulch very little or not a little water will reach the roots of the plant which is in the country.

Secondly, the root also needs air. A heavy layer of mulch can blocks air flow, which can be done by compacted soil, and the plant can literally suffocate.

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Another common mistake when mulching is to put it on mulch too close to the stem of the plant. This is a common practice in public landscapes. In addition to leading to the two problems mentioned above, mulch that is too close to the tree offers a safe haven for insects, and can also lead to fungal diseases. So, if you put mulch, always keep it a few centimeters away from the stem or stem of the plant.

Dying of the plant due to a thick layer of mulch is common slower process than death from excessive watering. If you think you are doing everything right but see that your plants are still not too happy, check the thickness of the mulch. Release them of excess mulch and make sure the water gets where it needs to go.

Source: The Spruce


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