Why are my Other Plants OK?

 

Star-Tip 1053

Gardening Tips for successful and beautiful Landscapes and Gardens

 

So often when troubleshooting to help a client that has a plant in stress, the first comment they will have is “I water and fertilize my other plants just the same as this one. Why is this one stressed?”

 

Plant Diagnosis Chart

Many Causes of Plant Stress

Good Diagnosis requires a lot of questions

 

 

To discover the cause for plant stress, all the following issues may need to be evaluated:

 

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Many Causes of Plant Stress

 

Consider; the same watering practice for one plant may be in barely appropriate, just deep enough to cause the plant to survive. Yet, due to drainage or related soil conditions, that same watering has different results on a nearby plant. Drainage can change in as little as a four foot change of position.  (top)

 

 

 

Good Diagnosis requires a lot of questions

 

In order to help solve a plant stress problem, we need to evaluate every one of the above issues. Most often there are several causes for the plants’ stress. Only through a thorough evaluation of ALL these items can a horticulturist provide a good recommendation.

 

Thank You for you patience in attempting to provide the many answers to our questions that we require to help you with your plant!

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