Planting Hydrangeas Made Easy


Hydrangeas are beautiful, easy-care plants that can add a touch of elegance to any garden. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, so there is sure to be a hydrangea that is perfect for your space.

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Choosing the Right Spot

Hydrangeas prefer full sun or partial shade, and they need well-drained soil. If your soil is not well-drained, you can improve it by adding compost or sand.

Preparing the Soil

The soil should be loose and crumbly, so that the roots can easily spread. You can loosen the soil by digging it up with a shovel or tiller.

Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball. Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Backfill the hole with soil and water the hydrangea well.

Planting Hydrangeas

Caring for Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas need regular watering, especially during hot, dry weather. Apply a monthly application of fertilizer. In the fall, mulch around the plant to help protect the roots from the cold.

If your hydrangea is not blooming, it may not be getting enough sun or water. You can also try fertilizing the hydrangea with a fertilizer that is high in phosphorus.

Trouble Shooting

Pests and Diseases

Hydrangeas are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, they can be susceptible to aphids, scale, and powdery mildew. Treat them with an insecticidal soap or fungicide.


In colder climates, hydrangeas may need to be protected from the cold in the winter. Wrap with burlap or by covering it with a sheet of plastic.

With proper care, your hydrangeas will bloom for many years to come.   For more information about hydrangeas, visit the blog.

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