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May 16, 2020 3:39 PM CST
Atlanta, GA
I'm new to gardening. I was just delivered two 7-gallon bloodgoods a few days ago, that I would like to plant in my front yard. One of the trees has wilting leaves that are falling off. I initially had the trees on my back patio, where there is more sun. I put them in a shaded area and watered them, but am noticing more wilted leaves. Should I return this tree, or is it sun scorch and something that will pass?
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May 17, 2020 3:22 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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You're keeping the ground too wet, it needs to dry out for a while. Remove all the mulch and aerate the top couple of inches around the plant. Be gentle around the roots and don't damage them. You are probably getting a lot of rain and the mulch is holding on to the water. Keep the top aerated during the rainy season.
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May 17, 2020 6:01 AM CST
Atlanta, GA
I will aerate. It's been very hot and dry here in Atlanta, so I actually thought I wasn't watering enough.
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