Rododendron - Knowledgebase Question

Olathe, Ka
Question by lucieljr
July 1, 2010
A couple of months ago I bought 3 plants. I water them regularly but they are still droopy. Should I fertilize them?


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010

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Feeding unhappy plants isn?t a good idea. Instead of feeding, check the root systems to make sure they are not overly saturated or overly dry. Water as usual and then either dig down near the roots or poke a stick into the soil to see how deeply the water has penetrated. It will be easy to push the stick into moist soil but hard if the soil is dry. If it looks like the entire root mass is wet then wait 3-4 days and test again. If the soil is dry one inch beneath the soil surface, it?s time to water again. Hope this information is helpful.

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