No one enjoys autumn more than Grumpy, but unless you live in Montana or on the Moon, fall ain’t supposed to be happening yet. So why are the leaves of your trees turning color and even dropping before September? Here are five possible reasons.
Crepe myrtles are for the most part trouble-free. That’s why lazy slobs like Grumpy like them so much. But certain problems do crop up in summer that make you want to pull out the magnifying glass and burn some ants. Here are some of the most common problems and what to do about them.
Question from Desperate Reader: I live in Texas and have had a Confederate rose for 5 years. The first three years, it bloomed beautifully. The last two years, we’ve had record heat and drought and it hasn’t bloomed at all. Should I blame the weather?
Question from Desperate Reader: I have two red crepe myrtle trees. Both started dropping leaves in midsummer and are now almost bare. I sprayed them with fungicide during the humid months, but they never did rebound. Any suggestions?
It may be September, but it isn’t fall yet. So why are some of your trees already dropping leaves? There are three main reasons. Let’s discuss each scenario from no problem to minor problem to major, big-honking problem.