Hydrangeas bloom from summer until autumn. These flowers are known for their love of acidic soils, and their stunning, large flowerheads, with dozens of petals that can be white or in various colors. Hydrangeas prefer acidic soils, so their colors will be different according to the pH in the soil. In addition, the hydrangeas are resistant to most pests and diseases. So, it's an excellent choice to plant them in front of your home.
1) Plant your hydrangeas in well-drained soil:
Hydrangeas prefer rich soils that drain easily. It is recommended to add a good amount of compost into the soil when transplanting an existing plant or new plant into the soil. This will create a vitamin-rich soil for the roots.
We advise you to water the hydrangeas once a week. But more than once a week, if you live in a very hot, dry climate or if the wind is drying the soil quickly. Mulch can be interesting to keep soil moist.
3) Give them shade:
Most types of hydrangeas can be grown in full sun, but usually the plants will enjoy some shade. Especially in the hottest part of the day when the sun is intense.
4) Prune the plants in the right way:
As soon as a stem is dead, it is important to cut it to give more space to the good stems. This method provides more space for the stems and this will also force the plant to produce new shoots. Also prune the plant as you want, so that it does not become too invasive. Because the more you let the plant grow, the more it will grow.
5) Don't over fertilize hydrangeas:
One of the most common problems with this plant is over fertilizating. Don't give too much fertilizer to your plants. Too much nitrogen will encourage the vegetative growth of the plant's foliage instead of directing the plant resources to flowering. So the plant will not bloom. Fertilize lightly in the spring to give the plants a boost and then leave them be until they are in full bloom. At that point, add another light dose of fertilizer to get them through the remainder of the growing season.
6) Protect your plants in the winter:
In areas where there are hard winters, the best thing to do is to protect the hydrangeas from the winds that could damage the plants. Burlap screens will be perfect to protect plants from the bad weather until spring.