Answer: It is normal for newly transplanted shrubs to go through a period of stress before becoming established. This can show up as yellowing leaves, wilting, and just general lackluster appearance. As soon as the roots become established, your mountain laurels will perk right up. Watering every day is excessive; constantly wet soil can drive out oxygen, which can suffocate roots. Adjust your watering schedule by providing one deep soaking per week. Build a watering well or watering basin beneath each plant. Fill the basin, allow to drain, then fill a second time. This will concentrate moisture over the rootmass and allow it to trickle down, wetting the entire root mass and encouraging deep rooting.
Your mountain laurels should perk up in a few weeks.
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