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.