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HELP! Are my plants dying?

Posted by NewLKNPool Charlotte (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 30, 12 at 20:31

I have these two types of plants, planted need my swimming pool. I had another one die as it had too much water, but I have not watered in 2 weeks, we have had some rain, but the ground is not soaking wet?? Can anyone tell me if these plants are getting too much water, not enough or what can I do to save them?? They get full sun. Thank you very much!!!

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RE: HELP! Are my plants dying?

Overwatering and underwatering can often produce very similar symptoms. The signs of leaf spot on the nandina and the dropping of lower/interior foliage on the Indian hawthorn (a very drought tolerant plant) would lead me to guess these are being overwatered as opposed to under.

But it is impossible to tell for certain without checking the soil and preferrably to the depth of the rootball. The soil should be loose and free-draining and be allowed to dry slightly between waterings. It should feel just barely moist - not wet - to the touch.


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