What does Desiccation look like?
You will see the tips of the leaves look burned, the leaves are wilted or brown, and they may start falling off the plant. If you see desiccation, you should:
- Mulch around the plant to retain moisture.
- If the plant is exposed, use burlap to protect the soil.
- Prune dead branches.
- Make sure the plant has the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Superior Lawn Care has a root fertilization program offered in the fall that can help.
- Trees and shrubs should be in areas where they aren’t exposed.