Have you ever looked at your hydrangeas and wondered what the heck happened? You suddenly notice they look tired and wilted, like they’re on death’s doorstep. Maybe they seem to be shrinking from year to year? Here’s how you can revive them to their once-vibrant state.
1. The Usual
Make sure you are following solid advice for taking care of hydrangeas. Are they planted in the right location? Does your soil need nutrients? Should you fertilize? Are you watering them enough or are you overwatering? Once you’re sure you’re doing things right, you can take the next step — which you may never heard of.
2. The Secret Sauce
There is a secret ingredient to reviving your hydrangea bushes. You likely have never heard of putting this on your plants before, but you probably have it in your kitchen right now: baking soda!
3. A Little Goes a Long Way
Mix 1 Tablespoon of baking soda into 2 quarts of water. Make sure it’s dissolved. You can use this amount to treat 3-4 hydrangea bushes. Give them this treatment about every 2 weeks. If you only have one hydrangea, feel free to spread the treatment around to other plants as well — you’ll likely see similar results.
4. Enjoy the Benefits
Within a week or two, you should start seeing fuller, more robust hydrangeas — and that means better, healthier blooms! If your hydrangeas just aren’t “wowing” you like you hoped they would, give this trick a try. And while you’re at it, use baking soda in the rest of your garden, too!