Why Is Too Much Fertilizer Bad for a Plant?

Too much fertilizer can damage or even kill plants because of its soluble salt content. Too much salt limits the roots' ability to absorb water and nutrients.

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Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular entertainment contributor to various publications including "USA Today," "The Hollywood Reporter" and "San Diego Magazine." He has written travel stories for "San Diego Magazine," the "San Diego Union" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.