My flowers keep dying in my brick planter- what do I need to do?

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My flowers keep dying My brick planter I added miracle grow soil to itThey live for a little while then they die. What do I need to do?
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  • Hea13612472 Hea13612472 on Jun 15, 2017
    Maybe you should water more. The brick absorb the water. Maybe add some more soil to it also.

  • Kim Kim on Jun 15, 2017
    are they getting enough water?
    do u have pine straw or mulch over the top of the dirt to hold the moisture?
    sun or shade?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 15, 2017
    What flowers are you having trouble with?

  • Crystal M Higginbotham Crystal M Higginbotham on Jun 15, 2017
    Too much love, (over-watering) can also harm your flowers. Watering in the morning allows the sun to take care of excess moisture.

  • Alk23277234 Alk23277234 on Jun 15, 2017
    Proper drainage includes a pot that can release excess water. Also proper soil mixture. Also too much clay means slow drainage.

    • Elizabeth Beavers Elizabeth Beavers on Jun 15, 2017
      There's no clay in it it's made on to the house I had bought cheap garden soil but it's at the bottom I then put the miracle grow garden soil on top.

  • Sue Sue on Jun 15, 2017
    The bricks may be absorbing the water before it gets to the plant - try adding a liner that minimizes the soils contact with the brick - but don't use plastic unless you add holes in the bottom - you don't want to drown your plants

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 15, 2017
    You cannot water in the evening that is why your plants are dying.watering must be done in the early hours to get through the sun all day.Try planting drought tolerant plants such as sedum.They come in a lot of variety of color ,sizes,and shapes.This way they can survive on mother nature and you will not have to worry about watering them

  • Hea13612472 Hea13612472 on Jun 15, 2017
    Sure hope it helps. . I do notice my clay pots dry out a lot quicker and my flowers seem to dry faster so I have to water them more and add more soil. So I'm assuming brick is probably the same. Well good luck to you

  • Alk23277234 Alk23277234 on Jun 15, 2017
    You did well.That sounds like a very good mixture.Your plants should do great in it.When using Miracle Gro or other concentrates,plants can still burn even when using the correct mixture.I take a large plastic drink cup,1/3 bag of concentrate,disolve it with a couple of rinses of water into an empty 2 liter drink bottle.Fill the 2 liter to around 90% full.Use a gallon container filled with water,shake the 2 liter,and pour an ounce or two of the liquid mix into the gallon and there will still be enough minerals in the gallon to support plants and no worry about burning leaves or roots.

  • Kim Kim on Jun 15, 2017
    are u plantin sun plants pr shade plants? bricks will get really hot so it may take alot more wayer water i cant type lol u could always try a rose bush or some small green shrubs so many varieties now

  • Penny Penny on Jun 24, 2021

    Hello , i have the same problem, I have tried all different type of plants and flowers over the years i've owned my home. After taking a break for several years and not wanting to waist money I have decided i really want something in the flower beds. I was wondering what you ended up going with and how did it work. I have purchased several plants that are known for growing in dry soil and are perennials but have not planted yet .

    Thank you for your time.