Weeping Willow Trees
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My weeping willow tree is about five years old and is pretty much established and looks beautiful. The last couple of weeks there

Zone 11742 | Shamrockeve added on June 13, 2019 | Answered

have been lots of yellowing leaves falling on my lawn. Any suggestions on what is going on and how to prevent and stop this. Tha nk you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 14, 2019

Yellow leaves can indicate watering issues; too much or too little, disease or pests.
Do an examination of the bark, leaves and tree overall.

Stress & Chlorosis. A weeping willow's leaves may yellow and drop as a result of stress brought on by drought or the lack of regular watering. ... Chlorosis may also be a nutritional problem—a lack of trace elements, especially iron—due to poor drainage or compacted soil from foot traffic or construction.
I suspect your tree needs water but check it's overall health!
Balanced Fertilizer. A balanced fertilizer with an equal ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, such as a 20-20-20 formula, is appropriate for a weeping willow. The nitrogen supports foliage growth on the tree's long, weeping branches, while the phosphorus supports the growth of roots, stems and flowers.

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