Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
I have a new laurel plant whose leaves have turned half brown. Is this caused by heat?
Rate This FAQ
Without seeing your plant it is very difficult to give you an exact reason why you have browning leaves and there may be several different culprits, which alone or in some combination may be the cause of the damage. Heat may be a factor and some plants can have browning leaves especially if they are planted where they receive full sun all day. If you think this may be the problem then adding a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant will help the plant retain water and should help reduce the amount of browning leaves.
Another reason you may have browning leaves may fertilizer damage. This type of damage usually shows at the tips of the leaves. Pesticide damage can also cause browning.
Lastly, a water issue may be causing the browning leaves. This may be either over or under watering. To check to see how much water your laurel is receiving take a long screwdriver, at least six inches long, and push it into the ground around the base of your laurel plant. If it is hard to push the screwdriver into the soil then there is not a lot of water in the soil; however, if it is really easy to push the screwdriver down into the ground there is water in the soil. This quick test can give you a baseline idea as to how much water your plant is receiving.
If you would like, you can also bring a sample of your plant to our office where we can look at your plant and try to determine what is going on.
2001 S. State Street #S1200
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- I have a mature elm in my backyard that was probably planted when the house was built in the 70's. We bought it 3 years ago and I have noticed that something is eating away at the bark. There is a reddish-brown streak (almost like what you would see in a human that has blood poisoning) that runs up the bark. I cut off one of the lower limbs that the problem had progressed to. The bark is very "mushy" and looks decayed. Chunks of bark fall off at the affected areas. I cannot see any bugs that may be causing this but I suspect that is the cause. This tree has 2 main branches that extend from the bottom and this is where the main damage seems to be. I am concerned that the tree could "split" at this point if it becomes weakened. I need to know the cause and treatment.
- I am buying a home, and have no idea how to take card of a yard and plant a garden/flowers. Do you have or know of any classes to teach these things?
- Last fall I planted a 4-foot tall Arizona cypress (Blue Ice) in my yard. I bought it from a local nursery who assured me it was cold-hardy enough for this area, but by this spring most of the needles on the upper 2/3 of the tree had turned brown. The lower needles that were beneath the snowpack for most of the winter are still green. Is there anything I can do to help this tree recovery (or should I find a different tree that's more cold-hardy)?
- I planted some fruit trees fall 2009 and am noticing tons of fruit on them already in this first year. I've heard I should pick them all and wait until the second year to let them mature. Is this right?
- The leaves on my snowball bush are withered and the flowers almost nonexistant. The neighboring lilac doesn't look to good either. What could be causing this problem.
- I have an indoor pathos that I potted about a month ago. I noticed recently some fuzz on the soil. Is it mold? Yesterday, the end of the vine was black. How can I save the plant?
- Please Help, my blue lake pole beans are not producing like they should, the blossoms are not sticking and those that do have matured into flat stringing beans or Big hard ones with white fuzz around the middle of the seed inside please help me I need my beans.
- I just recently moved into a home that has these terrible "soda straw" type weeds that I can't get rid of. They pop apart and look like tall drinking straws. I have sprayed them with multiple rounds of poison (extra strength!) and dug them out by hand 2 or three times. They are coming back stronger than ever. What should I do?