The Q&A Archives: Plant leaves look like burned

Question: I recently last weekend bought 3 maple trees and a Liliac shrub from home depot and planted them. I dug proper hole and filled the hole with 3/4th of EKO 1.5 Cu. Ft. Clay Buster Soil Conditioner and rest with the soil. The trees and shrub looked good for few days but yesterday I noticed that the leaves look like burned on all 3 trees and shrub. What could be the problem? I live in CO.

Answer: I think your new plants are simply adjusting to their new homes. It will take several weeks for the roots to become established and until then they will look a little puny. The soil may be richer than they have experienced in the past and they may be getting more moisture than they are accustomed to. Time will help them adjust. Until then, water them deeply once a week - twice a week if the weather is hot. New growth should emerge a healthy green. Best wishes with your new maples and lilac.

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