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?”


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


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.


In order to help solve a plant stress problem, we need to evaluate every one of the above issues. 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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