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3 Signs You May Be Overwatering Your Plants

Posted by   Access A
29/05/2019
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Here at Easy Garden Watering, we know how difficult it can be to ensure that a garden is adequately watered. After all, manual approaches like hoses don’t offer accuracy and can be incredibly time-consuming for busy homeowners to carry out. In fact, the majority of people actually overwater their plants and drown them at the roots which is why we’ve decided to go over three signs that your plants may be getting too much water...

Wilting

If it is obvious that the soil is damp but your plants look wilted and weathered then you may be overwatering. After all, wilting often comes hand in hand with a lack of water supply but too much can drown the roots and prevent them from absorbing the moisture and nutrients that they need in order to survive and thrive.

Edema

Whilst many plants can drown under the duress of too much water, many will try to absorb as much as possible and this can lead to something called Edema. As a condition that affects the leaves and causes the plants cells to expand under stress, Edema is characterised by small blisters on the leaves that look like they are about to rupture at any minute.

Rot

The leaves may be a good indication of overwatering, but symptoms can also show in the roots too. After all, dense soil can reduce the breathing ability of the roots and when they drown and die, fungus’ will start to grow. Since rotting roots can devastate an entire garden, it is important to remove them from the garden bed and start a fresh.

It is no secret that too much water can be just as harmful for a garden as too little water can. After all, root systems are only able to absorb water so quickly which means that over providing can actually drown the roots and lead to the issues listed above. Here at Easy Garden Water, we believe that automatic watering systems could be the solution that property owners have been looking for! After all, they offer accurate water delivery and can help prevent overwatering. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the team today!

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