Geranium Leaves Turning Brown And Crumbling

Question From: J. Mathews - Mesa, Arizona, United States
Q: My geraniums are turning brown on the edges of the leaves and crumble, like they are burnt. We have 100 degree weather each day but I know they can handle heat. What can I do to save them?

A: They probably are burnt Julie. They need to be watered, possibly twice a day. Fertilizer could also be an issue. If you planted them in potting soil that contains fertilizer and added more they may be suffering from salt burns. Fertilizing in temperatures over 85 degrees, especially during the day may also damage the plants. Water is the cure. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.