How to Identify an Overwatered Plant

Taking care of the plants in a place is not simple as having a slow walk near your park. It is really a hard task to carry out. It needs vigilance and our time to take care. They are also in need of a caring heart to take care of them properly. They should receive proper sun light at right time and for long hours but it should not be completely exposed over them as sun rays are harsh. You should also repel some of the invading pests, ants and aphids because they can affect your plants well.

  • Apart from these things, you have to put extra care on them for many purposes. The most important thing in that is overwatering plants. It leads to many problems in plants and affect their roots. The following tips helps you in avoiding plants get affected due to overwatering.

  • Why people used to tell it is bad about overwatering the plants in their roots because they will be saturated due to that action. It also avoids the plants from absorbing other gases and carbon dioxide. It can cause to death of plants if you do it periodically because of the rot of roots of plant.
  • The following are the symptoms and signs of overwatering plants. First discoloration of plant leaves occurs and the leaves become brown or yellow when it happens. There occurs sprouting in new leaves also. Algae growth in garden soil also indicates the overwatering sign. They can be deprived of oxygen if you verify the roots. Also the plant gets wilt and stems get softer.
  • Then damp the soil. For that, you have to look the topsoil before pouring water to plants. If it moist enough, then you should water them. It indicates that the water content is enough to keep the plants healthy. You would water them only when the soil is dry.
  • There may be problems due to drainage in your garden also. If you don’t have the proper drainage facility at your place, then it can not allow the pouring water not to accumulate in a particular place under the plant. This will lead to overwatering of plants. You have to arrange for a run off system or good drainage under your plants. Also make a regular check and make sure that the water is not accumulating under the gardens or pots. If the plants are already overwatered, then you can replace those plants in some other area which is dry in your garden.

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About the Author: Greenery always attracts Arthur Kunkle. He has a big garden where he plants many fruits and vegetables. His passion for gardening motivates him to write and share different tips on gardening.

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