# 1: over/under watering
Watering is the common sense answer. When over watered the root system is too
flooded to absorb the necessary nutrients from the soil.
Imagine your feet
being soaked in water for hours or days what would happen. The same thing is suffered by plant roots
that are super saturated.
Solution #1: The opposite
If youíre not watering your
plants then they will die. Check the
soil to see how wet/dry it is. Then water or do not water. If your sprinkler
system comes on three times a day or for hours at a time it might be too much.
Cause #2: Mineral Deficiency in the soil
The area you plant is very important to the life and growth
of it. If the soil doesnít have enough nutrients the roots have nothing to
absorb to turn to chlorophyll (Combined with sunshine, makes the leaves turn
Solution #2: Feed the plant
Get nutrients by finding out
what type of plant and climate it thrives in.
Generally your hardware stores will give good advice and fertilize
Cause #3: Damaged or compact root system
Compact soil will not let the roots get the air it needs to
develop. Damaged roots, depending on how damaged, will not absorb the needed
amount of nutrients needed.
Solution #3: Dig
up and Repair
This is the most dangerous
solution as it requires you pulling up the plant. If the roots arenít too
damaged you can loosen the soil around the roots being sure to damage them as
little as possible and replanting.
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