Watering Plants

Is well water good for plants and flowers

Zone 47340 | Anne3504 added on June 3, 2015 | Answered

I live on a farm and the only water I get is well water. Last year my flowers didn't seem to do so good. This is the first time I have ever lived on a farm, so I don't know if I should add something to the water.

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Answered on June 3, 2015

I live in rural country with a ground well for water.

My plants, trees and shrubs do just fine with well water. You may have issues with the iron staining the leaves if your watering a lot due to lack of rainfall. This has not seemed to effect any growth on my garden.

Soil conditions would be most likely the cause of your flowers struggling a bit.
Is you soil hard and compacted? Clay? Sandy?
Amending your soil with good compost can improve the soil.
Here are a few articles to help you and welcome to the country life.






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