DG in soil - Knowledgebase Question

Reno, Ne
Question by jojennings
August 6, 2009
I have planted 14 barberrys and they are dying. Could DG in the soil be the problem? What to do about it?

Answer from NGA
August 6, 2009


Iron oxide should not affect your barberries. I wonder if they are getting enough or maybe too much water? Barberries need a deep soaking once or twice a week (twice in the summer time), but the soil needs to drain well between waterings. I suspect your soil is on the clayey side. If so, it will hold lots of water, even if the soil surface appears dry. Try digging down a few inches to check the soil moisture a few days after watering your plants. This will give you an idea of how often to water. Good luck with your barberries!

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