English Laurel is bare on top
We planted an English Laurel 15 yrs ago. It was as small as a rose bush. It's 11 feet tall and 6 wide. It's gorgeous or was until this year. We think our gutter leaked across the top. The top foot is baren. This year, I've fertilized and watered accordingly. The rest is lush, green and flowering, but those top strong branches are naked. I think I know the answer. Everyone here says, I should go for it and give it a major hair cut. I guess I've been afraid, because I don't want to loose another foot next year, if it wasn't excess water. Any advice? I'd be so grateful.
Thank you so much!