Problems with Geraniums

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Using fertilizer and pesticides will prevent many problems with your geraniums. Get tips for avoiding common geranium growing problems in this free landscaping video about how to grow geraniums. View Video Transcript

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We're here today to talk about common garden problems you'll find among your geraniums. The first problem really is the lack of sun. The lack of sun will produce a lot of nice vegetation, but no flowers. Again, do not over water your geraniums. Wet feed is a killer to geraniums. Make sure that you water in the morning or late in the afternoon to prevent the water from stemming on the leaf. Again, this helps prevent certain fungal problems in your geranium garden. Also, pruning your geranium helps flowers. Geraniums bloom on new wood. Go in to the center of your plant; pull aside the center, cutting any branch that is going straight up or to the side, or through the center of your geranium. This increases are and sun to your geranium, stimulating new growth and new flower production. Don't forget to feed your geraniums a high phosphate, general garden fertilizer that you can find at your local nursery or home center. Again, they're hungry feeders. If you feed with a liquid fertilizer, make sure that you feed them every 2-3 weeks. If you feed with a dry food, make sure that you're feeding your plants that are well hydrated. Water before and after you feed with a granular food. Lastly, preventive medicine really goes a long way in your geranium garden. Watch for your common insects. When necessary, take appropriate actions to repel the insects also with your funguses. Making sure that your garden, your geranium garden is clean of debris. Sometimes I've noticed that your geranium garden starts to look a little tired, even though you are feeding and watering them correctly and you are giving them enough sun. You might want to try, either with a fuller feed or a dry application, one or two times a year, a good mineral supplement. This helps with the iron and manganese choloretic problems that you will have in your geranium garden. Again, preventive medicine in your garden goes a long way in a happy geranium garden.