8 Tips for Breathtaking Hydrangeas

8 Tips for Breathtaking Hydrangeas

Do you love hydrangeas?

Do you know can plant hydrangeas right now?

Last week in How to Prune Your Garden, we learned that you can actually plant in the fall and one of those plants is the hydrangea. The hydrangea is considered a shrub and can be plants in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Hydrangeas offer a certain charm that only this flower can pull off.

And now for the 8 Tips for Breathtaking Hydrangeas

  1. Some hydrangea’s colors are affected by the soil type. More acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5 will produce blue flowers, while soils with a pH more than 5.5 will produce pink flowers. The white hydrangeas are not affected by the pH in the soil.
  2. Hydrangeas flourish in rich soil, so if needed, add compost to your soil.
  3. When thinking of where to plant your Hydrangeas, make sure that you can offer theses shrubs a bit of shade. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, hydrangeas prefer sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon.
  4. Install the Rootstick. A rootstick is engineered to permanently enhance your hydrangeas growth. This is able to happen because the rootstick is a direct to-root water system and enhances your hydrangeas ability to soak up the oxygen, water and nutrients it needs to be breathtaking.
  5. Hydrangeas need plenty of water. The Rootstick will save you time and energy if there is a drought, like much of the county experienced this year.
  6. When planting your hydrangeas be sure to place them about 3 to 10 feet apart.
  7. The best time to prune pink, blue and white hydrangeas is mid-summer. Pruning in the winter or early spring will only remove the flower buds.
  8. You will know your plants need watering if the leaves wilt.

Hydrangea bushes are some of the most beautiful flowers and are an asset to any garden landscape. Do you have a favorite flowering bush? Please comment below.

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