In five seconds, and everything is ready: a simple method will revive even hopelessly neglected hydrangeas

Alina MilsentLife
How to care for hydrangeas

Hydrangeas should be planted in well-drained, loamy soil with an acidic to neutral pH. Alkaline soil types can harm the plant due to a lack of iron. Hydrangeas are moisture-loving, which is why you should choose the optimal watering regime.

However, even with high-quality and careful care, the flowers often begin to fade. The Express has published a simple method that will revive even hopelessly neglected hydrangeas.

Rules for caring for hydrangeas

Hydrangeas love light, but the scorching sun can harm the plant - the flowers will get burned and fade quickly.

Hydrangeas are very demanding and react to the slightest drafts and temperature fluctuations. Flowers can start to wilt even if you simply move the pot to another place. In this case, regular watering will help - just five seconds is enough.

In summer, high temperatures dry out the hydrangea; the root system lacks moisture because water is quickly absorbed by large, abundant leaves - this leads to the hydrangea withering and turning brown.

September is the best time to transplant hydrangeas, as the plant will have time to take root and adapt to the soil. Hydrangeas like moisture, but you don't want to overwater the soil, as this will lead to mold and fungal spores.

Rules for pruning and transplanting

Prepare small holes in advance and add bone meal mixed with manure to the soil. You can also buy ready-made hydrangea fertilizer. Place the plant in the hole, lightly sprinkle the roots, and pour water over it.

It is important not only to moisten but also to prune the hydrangea. Without timely removal of old inflorescences, strong healthy buds will not appear. Branches that grow too densely are recommended to be cut to the root.

How to feed hydrangea during transplantation

When choosing a fertilizer for hydrangeas, you should take into account an important nuance: an excessive amount of organic fertilizer can have a bad effect on the flower. The fact is that organic matter ensures the growth of green mass, but the flowers can grow pale, frail, and small.

At the beginning of the growing season, you can fertilize the flowers with nitrogen fertilizers. In the fall, it is best to add potassium salt.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to properly care for flowers in the garden so that the flowers grow all season.

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