Sweet Bay Laurel Trees

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

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
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.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Sweet Bay Laurel Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More