The autumnal solstice was last week. Cooler drier weather will be on Mother Nature’s agenda, but we may have to wait a bit for it. It seems like we had a prodigious amount of rain this summer, but actually, we are just a bit above the normal mark for the year at this point.
Soils in many parts of the county were saturated for a good part of the summer. Too much water can be as stressful for plants as too little. Tiny feeder roots begin to die when they are in saturated soil, and the plant suffers from a lack of oxygen. Meanwhile, above ground the plant is trying to put out new growth, and it just can’t keep up.
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