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Using Soft Water, Hard Water and Reverse Osmosis Water for Gardening and Plants

Feb 12, 2018

We are often left wondering about the best way to water our beloved garden plants. In this post, we analyse the various types of water and the effect they have on our plants.

The Effect of Hard Water on Your Plants

Hard water has a higher concentration of calcium and magnesium carbonate salts. While it is not preferable for use in households, hard water can be good for your plants if used for watering acid-loving plants such as Azaleas, Caladiums and Begonias.

However, check the pH level of the hard water you are using, as it might also cause stunted growth in plants of a more diverse garden.

Using Soft Water for Gardening

Water softeners use sodium chloride and use of soft water will gradually cause a build-up of sodium in your garden’s soil. Sodium is not good for plant growth, thus it is not recommended to use softened water for use in plants and gardens.

Reverse Osmosis Water

RO water is quite popular with gardeners with a diverse plant collection. The biggest benefit of RO purified water is that it is free from in-organic contaminants and can be easily tweaked with additional minerals and nutrients to nurture your plants.

RO water is just like having rain water coming out of your tap, and you can easily change the pH of RO water to suit your specific needs.

Our Verdict

Well, it is quite obvious that reverse osmosis water is the best choice among the three types of water you can use for gardening. While hard water can be used in some instances, using soft water is not recommended at all.

If you are a gardening enthusiast and looking for a clean source of water for your mini-garden, buy an RO water purifier and watch your plants bloom.

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