When a person decides to do gardening he does so with the sole intention to achieve an amazing outcome for his efforts.
But the irony is that many gardeners actually fail to do so. And the #1 reason behind this is the lack of patience and motivation.
You gotta admit. Gardening is not that you get results with overnight. It takes consistent hardwork, dedication, time, and patience. It’s like growing your own child. And if you fail at it, you can imagine the results very well by yourself.
Top Reasons For The Death Of Your Plants
Gardening is one of the few recreational activities whose results are usually visible after a really long time with consistent efforts. Thus, on the way to success, you continuously need to provide optimum care for your plants and at all times.
However, it has been seen that despite providing proper care and maintenance the plants keep on dying. Although there can be a lot of reasons as to why your plants are dying but usually these are the most common ones:
Lack Of Consistency
For growing a wonderful garden you need to make sure that your plants are getting as much care as they need and that too on regular basis. It’s alright if you skip it sometimes but if it get’s too usual then hoping that you will obtain a great result for your efforts is not worthwhile.
Put it like this, for your growth you need to eat food, sleep, discharge waste etc. Similarly, plants need regular care done by an external source for their growth as they aren’t able to do certain things themselves that are essential for their growth. If it is not provided for then obviously they will die.
It’s really good that you are providing good regular care for your plants and it is essential too but if you do it more than required then it’s definitely not good. The wish of having a bafflingly beautiful garden sounds tempting and in the flow people often tend to provide over care than required.
For instance, many people keep watering the plants all the time even when they don’t need it which in reality is one of the worst things that you can do for your plants as it results into the rotting of the roots of a plant.
Building Up Of Salt
People often notice a whitish crust around their plants which is a direct result of improper watering. Each plant needs a specific amount of water regularly and needs time to absorb it and process it. It’s good to fulfill the regular water needs of a plant but if you do not let the plant process it then it will lead to salt buildup which will lead to the death of your plant. This happens when you do not let the soil dry up and keep adding more water to it to make it wet.
Sunlight plays a major role in the growth of a plant and each plant possesses a varied need of sunlight. It is crucial that you plan an optimum location for your plants based on their requirement.
Those plants who need more sunlight should be kept where they can receive it and those who don’t need much sunlight for growth can be kept at places where sunlight levels are a bit low throughout the day.
Having knowledge about gardening is fairly crucial for a gardener but what many fail to understand and often ignore is that having knowledge about plants is equally crucial.
Each plant has its own terminology, requirements and specifications and inability to understand those is what results in the failure of properly growing them. Knowledge of plants and their requirements help a gardener to understand what sort of location is aptly suitable for a certain type of plant and what and to what extent requirements are to be fulfilled in order for their proper growth.
Direct Heat Exposure
Any living organism that gets in the direct exposure of heat continuously for a long period of time gets burned. This phenomenon applies to plants as well because they are living organisms. Moreover, direct heat exposure will lead to evaporation of water and will make your plants dehydrated resultant to which they may die.
The problem of pests is one of the biggest hindrances to a healthy harvest. Surprisingly, this problem is often overlooked when a gardener sets up the foundations of a plant and even when it does occur many gardeners fail to identify it due to which a plant often dies slowly.
Furthermore, this problem tends to occur to most of the plants instead of a single one in a particular location. Therefore, it should be actively dealt with right from the beginning.