Additional garden tips
How plants recover from too much water will depend on the variety and size of plant. Some plants will not survive, so remove these plants from the soil. Other plants will take time to heal and recover, they may go backwards before you see signs of improvement. Give your plants the time to do this. Once they show signs of improving, they will require the nutrients for regrowth. Apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives as this will help to feed both the plants and the soil. Being a liquid it goes to work immediately to promote strong healthy growth. It also helps to improve the soil structure, improving nutrient uptake by plants.
Monitor your garden for pests and diseases that may be attached to weakened plants. If fungal diseases such as powdery mildew or rust appear on plant foliage, apply EarthCare Rose Black Spot & insect spray. It is an all in one treatment, by combining a systemic fungicide and insecticide. It is suitable for use on all flowering and ornamental plants.
As plant growth continues, they will take a lot of nutrients out of the soil. To give your soil an extra boost, applying applications of Seasol Biochar with Zeolite will help to bring it back to life. It combines a dynamic mix of bio charcoal, zeolite and paramagnetic rock to promote microbial activity, increasing soil fertility and nutrient uptake. It also helps to prevent soil nutrient leaching and assists with drainage.
If areas of the garden are vacant because plants have not survived, remove the urge to replace them with new plants straight away. Soil needs time to recover, including toxins to be removed, so give your soil at least a season to recover before planting. Apply homemade compost and organic manure and/or Seasol Super Compost during this time as it contains everything you need to take the guesswork out of revitalising soils and boosting plant growth. Safe for all plants in the garden including, annuals, bulbs, herbs, and vegies.
Pot plant tips
Remove pot plants to higher ground as soon as water starts to rise. If pots are too large and can’t be moved, then check plants as soon as water recedes again. Remove any barriers that may be stopping water from getting away and lift any potted plants that are sitting in a sauce of water and have been out in the weather off the ground, as the potting mix needs to dry out.
If plants have not survived then remove them and the potting mix as well. Clean the pot before using it again, remove any toxins left from the waterlogged potting mix. If plants have survived it is recommended to remove any potting mix soil and repot with fresh premium potting mix such as Seasol Advanced Potting Mix. It has everything in the bag to help your plants to recover and flourish including Seasol GOLD to aid plant establishment and recovery, promoting strong root development. As plants take off an additional application of Seasol and a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives will continue to help plants to thrive.