Question From: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Q: hi,i planted 2 emerald green arborvitae this summer as replacements for 2 that started dying. the new ones did well all summer.now suddenly,one of them looks dry & is starting to yellow on the outside of the plant.actually, the whole bush looks like its going bad.i tried digging the plant out & raising the root ball ( the bushes are sitting at the base of an incline of my yard) because I thought they might be getting too much water.it hasn't worked.....yet. now today,i noticed the other one is starting to do the same. any ideas? thanks
Proper watering is key to success. These trees need a minimum of 10 gallons of water a week and it should be applied directly to the rootball. The root ball will dry out quickly if it goes without water for a week. Check the soil in the rootball. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.