How to Revive Dying Bushes

Oct 09, 2012

It may have been a while since you watered your bushes, or you may have moved to a place where the previous occupants did not take care of their bushes. Regardless of the circumstance, bushes will survive if given the right amount of water and nutrients. The first thing to do is check the roots. The chances are that the plant has not been watered in a long time. You can dig the ground slightly and check the conditions of the roots. You can also insert a tube inside the ground to check the ground quality. If the insertion tube has a hard time going through the ground, then the ground is dried up and clumpy, requiring more watering. Soft and healthy soil will permit any device to plow through the ground with ease.

Water is necessary until the ground is soft and healthy, but make sure not to overwater to where the ground becomes muddy. Check the quality of the soil as well. Depending on the bush, it may be lacking the necessary nutrients to grow well. You can go to your local nursery to find out what kind of nutrients your bush will need. Adding fertilizer or compost is a great way to add nutrients to any garden. If your plant grows flowers, then make sure that the bush has a good amount of nitrogen to help the flowers grow better. Both potassium and phosphorus will also come to make plants healthier as well. Be sure to do the proper research to add a good amount of nutrient level to the bushes. You can also add some mulch to protect the soil and keep the ground moist and heated.

Be sure to trim the bushes as well. It is a good way of making room for new stems and leaves. As you water and add the necessary plant nutrients, pruning will also encourage new leaves and flowers. Trimming your bush is also an excellent way to keep the bushes neater while giving the direction of proper growth. Be sure the bushes are not infected with any disease such as mold or insect infestation. Watch out for aphids and any grubs that may live underground. If there is any kind of infestation, add the necessary fungicide or insecticide to make sure no disease or insect drains the plant’s nutrients.