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watering outdoor plants with softened water


Old 04-07-08, 03:58 PM
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watering outdoor plants with softened water

Does it hurt to water outdoor plants with softened water? I always thought that there was so little sodium in softened water that it wouldn't hurt. I have been doing it for years, but some one in a different forum said it can be harmful to plants. What do you think?
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Old 04-07-08, 04:47 PM
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My answer would be, 'it depends'. Using softened water on acid loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons can be bad for the plants. If you live where there is little rain, it could be harmful to the plants. Here are the facts from the Water Quality Association.

For anyone looking for info on watering houseplants with softened water, that info is at the above link as well.


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