I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!
The symptoms you describe are most likely a soil moisture problem. It could be that the soil in that spot dries out faster or that it tends to hold water longer and therefore stays soggy which is very damaging to roots. If the areas don't receive the same amount of sunlight this could be contributing to the "too much" or "too little" soil moisture problem. You might want to try contacting your County Extension Office to see if they can provide additional guidance on this problem.
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