leland cyprus turning brown - Knowledgebase Question

columbia, sc
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Question by natalablake
September 8, 2005
All 3 of my monrovia leland cyprus turned brown, the dealer replaced them but I want to make sure this doesnt happen again!

Answer from NGA
September 8, 2005

Take care to not allow the roots to dry out prior to or during planting. Firm soil around the root ball when you plant and water it in well. Don't put fertilizer in the planting hole unless it is a slow release product such as Osmocote. There is plenty of time to fertilize the tree later as it begins to grow. Maintain moist soil in the area of the root ball for the first season as it will take months for the roots to venture out any significant distance to make the plant more resilient. Don't allow the soil to stay too soggy as roots need oxygen to survive.

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