July 18, 2023 at 4:34 pm ReplydillingerPrivate messageGreenhorn
Hello, we are new to flowers and landscaping. My wife has always had some potted plants around the house but never had tremendous luck with them growing. It seems that where ever she waters them (where the water actually touches the plant) The plant starts to wither and die where the water touches it. Our water has extremely high pH and alkalinity. Like off the charts alkalinity. I have a swimming pool that is a constant battle with the water chemistry. Is it possible that the water itself is hurting the plants? We just installed about a $12,000 landscaping with drip irrigation and I just want to make sure that my water is not going to hinder the plants. And if it is are there any remedies to help reduce the water pH as we are watering the plants.
Thank you for any advice.September 23, 2023 at 2:18 pm ReplyleronzaflowersPrivate messageGreenhorn
Welcome to the world of gardening! It’s quite possible that your water’s high pH and alkalinity are affecting the plants. Plants can be sensitive to water quality. Consider testing the water specifically used for irrigation. You might need to install a pH adjustment system or use rainwater for watering to create a more suitable environment for your plants. Proper pH levels will certainly help your newly landscaped garden thrive. Good luck, and happy gardening!
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