Conceding: defeat Palliative care for a dying plant

In order for you to rescue your dying plant which in the end saves you in terms of money and help keep your garden to flourish; you need to have some basic knowledge on keeping your plant healthy and also how to take good care of them. It does not matter if you do constant watering, do some fertilizing, mulching and cajoling, there will come a time where you have to accept the reality and facts that palliative care is one of the way for you to care for your dying plant. Below are some of the steps that you can do in order to save a dying plant.

What you need:

  1. Garden hose
  2. Lawn sprinkler
  3. Automatic water timer
  4. Inexpensive rain gauge
  5. Popular brand of balanced liquid fertilizer
  6. Garden feeder
  7. Compost or manure available in 40 to 50 pound bags (available from most nurseries, garden centers, or hardware stores)
  8. Rake
  9. Shovel


  1. First of all, you have to make sure the soil you have chosen has been amended (whether it is a potted plant or you are planting in the garden) in terms of its nutrients that cater for your selected plant needs. One of the ways is for you to go to your local garden stores where they can help and provides you with information in choosing the right nutrients for rescuing your plants.
  2. Another measure that you need to take into consideration is to check the root of the plants especially when you are treating your troubled potted plant. If you notice that the roots are tightly compacted, you have to immediately transfer it to a larger pot to enable the roots to grow.
  3. As for your outdoor plants, you need to do regular deep-water with at least a minimum of 15 minutes to enable the water to penetrates deeply into the soil, thus helping the roots to go deep into the soil and making the plant much stronger and healthier.
  4. Always be on alert for pest and disease that may affect your plant in your garden or potted plant situated inside or outside of your house. Upgrade your knowledge by having talks with gardening expert, seminars, reading books or from the internet to learn more on how to rescue your plants from dying and also how to take care of your exotic plants more properly.

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