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Overwatering is a common problem that all gardeners new and old are likely to be guilty of at some point. More is not always better when it comes to watering and overwatering can kill plants.

Damage does not happen overnight and your plants will show you when they are unhappy. You should be able to spot the signs that you are overwatering outdoor plants. They will show symptoms such as yellow leaves, wilting, or a lack of new growth, while even the color of the surrounding soil can be an indicator of trouble.

When judging when to water the plants, remember to check the current soil moisture. This may already be enough and adding more unnecessarily could endanger the health of your plants.

Watering the garden with a hose

Watch plants closely for signs of watering problems

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How do you know if you are overwatering your plants?

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