This simple method revitalizes even hopelessly neglected hydrangeas
Hydrangeas should be planted in well-drained, loamy soil with an acidic or neutral pH. Alkaline soil types can harm the plant due to iron deficiency. Hydrangeas are moisture-loving, so you need to choose the optimal watering regime.
However, the flowers often begin to wilt even with quality and careful care. Express published a simple method that will revive even hopelessly neglected hydrangeas.
Hydrangea care rules
Hydrangeas love light, but the scorching sun can damage the plant, leading to burns and wilting.
Hydrangeas are very demanding and react to the slightest drafts and temperature fluctuations. Flowers can begin to wilt even if you simply move the pot to another place. In this case, regular watering will help as even five seconds is enough.
In summer, high temperatures dry out hydrangeas, leading to a root system lack of moisture, as water is quickly absorbed by large leaves. This also makes the flower wilt and 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 do not overwater the soil as this will lead to mold and fungal spores.
Rules of pruning and transplanting
Prepare small holes in advance and add bone meal mixed with manure to the soil. You can also buy a ready-made fertilizer for hydrangeas. Place the plant in the hole, sprinkle the roots and water.
It is important not only to moisturize but also to prune the hydrangea. Without timely removal of old inflorescences, strong healthy buds will not appear. It is recommended to cut out branches that grow too densely under the root.
What to feed hydrangea with when transplanting
When choosing a feed for hydrangea, you should take into account an important nuance: an excessive amount of organic fertilizers can have a bad effect on the flower. The fact is that organic matter provides the growth of a greenish mass, but the flowers can grow pale, squishy and small.
At the beginning of the growing season, you can feed flowers with nitrogen fertilizers, while potassium salt works best in the fall.
OBOZREVATEL previously shared how to care for flowers in the garden so that they grow all season.