We all love to have a garden that is bright, vibrant, gorgeous, and lively. When you start to see discolored patches, a lack of growth, dried-out plants, and more, panic can start to set in. Not only does it ruin the aesthetic, but a lot of us will feel a little guilty, at least, if we fail to give our plants the proper care that they need. So, why is your garden starting to fall ill and die, and what can you do about it?
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The plants don’t fit the environment
A lot of gardeners like to source plants from far and wide to create a diverse and gorgeous bit of outdoor scenery. However, go too far afield and you might choose some flowers that don’t fit the climate and might not get the light they need or be in the wrong temperature. Planting wildflowers can make sure that you’re using those that thrive in your environment, and also help create a wildlife garden.
The soil isn’t providing
Plants need nutrients and the soil that your plants are in might be a little lacking in nutrients. This can often be solved with nothing more than getting a little plant food. However, if it’s affecting a widespread area, you will need quite a lot.
They’re not getting the water they need
Water is vital for your garden, you should know that. Underwatering plants is a mistake and if you let it go on for too long, the soil holding the plants can dry out to the point that it might be impossible to revive those most affected. Over-watering is just as much of a mistake. Establishing a watering schedule for your plants or even using an irrigation system to make sure that it’s watered regularly enough, but not too regularly, might be recommended.
They’re not getting the care and maintenance needed
Your plants need some TLC every now and then. Dead foliage and blooms should be cleared out, overgrowth should be controlled, and the ground around them should be tidied of debris. If you’re running low on the time needed to take care of them, then you might want to entrust the task to plant health care services, instead. If you have any plants that seem on the brink, they might be able to diagnose and help them, too.
There are pests you need to deal with
Pests, especially some kinds of insects, can chew their way through your garden in no time. Keep an eye out for holes in the leaves of your plants. If you find them, an organic insect spray might be enough to keep your plants safe. If it doesn’t stop the problem, however, then you should get in touch with a pest control team.
There are plenty of reasons that your plants might be falling ill and dying. If the signs are very light, such as a little discoloration here and there, then you might want to try the more basic hands-on tips featured above. If the problem worsens, however, getting some expert advice couldn’t hurt.
I will look into this because my record is not good with plants I seem to be one of those people that could kill a plastic one without trying.