4 Reasons Hanging Baskets Struggle – And How To Rescue Them!


The placement of your flowering baskets can greatly affect their performance. One of the main reasons hanging baskets fail is location. Success begins with placing baskets in the best spot for their plants. 



Pick The Right Growing Location 

Select low-light plants to liven up a covered porch or shady outdoor area. If you're hanging plants on a sunny deck, choose heat-tolerant plants. 

If you don't water your hanging baskets enough or at the right time, they can die early. Flower pot soil dries out more slowly than flower beds in the ground. 



Water Consistently 

In drought, flowering plants' roots and leaves shrink, shrivel, and curl. They will brown and die if left dry. Even after receiving water, the plant's shrivelled roots make it difficult to absorb. 

Your hanging basket plants will not be able to make it through the summer without getting extra energy and power while they are growing. 



Powering Plants With Fertilizer 

Hanging basket plants have limited soil to absorb energy. Unfortunately, they cannot expand beyond the basket to find nutrients. Fertilising is necessary. How and when you fertilise is the key to blooming success! 

As dying and decaying blooms remain on your baskets, new blooms will take longer to form and unfurl. Removing old blooms is crucial to keeping baskets blooming! 



Remove Spent Blooms Quickly 

Not only do old blooms look bad, but they also use up resources that could be used for other things. That money and time should be going to new growth and more blooms instead. 

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