Sweet Bay Laurel Trees
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Bay in the desert turning brown

Zone 93555 | Internet gardener added on July 1, 2018 | Answered

How do I tell if I’m overwatering or under watering my bay plants? The leaves are turning brown, or is the sun too hot? I had one of the. In the sun it was doing fine when I moved it and planted as a hedge all of the turning brown. Help

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drtreelove
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Answered on July 2, 2018

Considering your desert climate and the time of year, I would suspect that water deficit - drought stress is the biggest concern.
But if you think that you may be over-watering, then you may have to get out the shovel or trowel and get in there and dig down a little to see how wet the soil actually is. Or buy a soil moisture meter.

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