Hydrangea Care: Avoid These Common Mistakes  

Soil Matters: Well-draining soil is crucial. Amend clay soil with gypsum; add peat moss to sandy soil.

pH Balance: Test soil pH before planting. Blue hydrangeas like acidic soil; pink ones prefer alkaline.

Sun Exposure: Morning sun, afternoon shade. Zone 4 can handle full sun; zones 7-9 need limited exposure.

 Pruning Timing: Never prune in fall; it removes next season’s blooms.

 Fertilize Wisely: Over-fertilizing harms hydrangeas.

Watering: Don’t drown them; hydrangeas like consistent moisture.

Spacing: Plant with enough room for growth.