Decalogue for the care of your plants

Decalogue for the care of your plants

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For many of us, plants are like family, part of our home and our lives. And they require care and affection so that they grow strong and beautiful. That is why we have prepared a Decalogue for the care of plants where we talk about fertilizer, irrigation, heat, soil, nutrients, stains… in short, the basics you need to know to have a very nice garden.

Decalogue for the care of your plants

1- Never water the plants because of the size of the pot, first verify the degree of humidity of the root ball and the soil where it is planted.

2- Do not apply fertilizer on a dry root ball that could cause the roots to burn. It is also not a good idea to water after the fertilizer because the water would wash away the spilled nutrients. The ideal is to moisten the root ball and then pay.

3- Do not pay if you suspect that your plant is sick. Fertilizers are not medicine, their purpose is to stimulate plant growth, not cure.

4- The increase in temperature causes a greater loss of water by evaporation in plants, in this case we must be attentive to the symptoms that indicate “thirst” such as the appearance of brown or light brown spots, the premature fall of the leaves or their sad and decayed appearance.

5- Remove the yellow leaves and the dry or broken segments. These are dead tissues that can attract pests and bacteria that will later make your plant sick.

6- If your plant has been infected by a fungus, or any other type of pest or pathogen, ask a phytosanitary specialist for help before the disease spreads to other plants in your garden, patio, terrace or balcony.

7- Plants also suffer from stress and among its main causes are the sudden climatic changes and the lack of nutrients in the soil. Take care of them from the influence of harmful external agents such as droughts, heat waves, frost, cold, wind and excessive humidity.

8- A brief cold can be tolerated, but a continuous frost can kill the tissues of many plants in a single night, before that the only effective protection is to move the plants to protected interiors or cover them with a cloth or mesh that allows them to perspire.

9- The lack of light It can cause the appearance of black spots on the leaves, while the rest of the plant does not look good either. Also, when these spots have a yellow hue, this may be an indication of a lack of nutrients. An iron-rich fertilizer will help her recover.

10- Do not try to grow plants if you do not first inform yourself about their needs for humidity, temperature and type of soil. Nor do you take them with you if you are going to be absent from your home or you do not have time to take care of them and attend to them. Remember that they are living beings trapped in an environment that may be alien to them. Don’t make them suffer.

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