How Can Too Much Water Affect Plants?

Over watering plants ties up oxygen. image by xandert: morguefile

Over watering plants causes the soil to be saturated, with water filling spaces that are normally filled with air; the roots are subsequently unable to take in oxygen, and the plant suffocates.

Keywords: watering plants, over watering plants, plant care

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Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in teaching 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.

Photo by: xandert: morguefile