Cherry Laurels - leaves dropping/yellow
We moved into our new house last September 2019 and treated ourselves to some lovely 7-8ft Cherry Laurels. We watered/fed them regularly during the warm weather (when first planted) but then we had a very wet autumn/winter. Our trees are now starting to drop their leaves/going yellow and we are very concerned. We do have heavy clay soil and wonder if their roots became too wet in the clay soil during the autumn/winter. How can we help our lovely trees, they were a big investment and would be devastated if they die. They obviously cannot be moved, they are very heavy/large trees - would giving them a feed help? If so, what would you recommend. Will the soil drying out naturally during Spring/Summer help? If so, would watering only once a week in hot weather (as they are in their first year of being planted) be best in this soil, normally during hot weather I would water them twice a week. The wood bark has only been put down the last week or so, the trees were already showing leaf problems before we mulched the whole border. Your help/advice is greatly appreciated. From a concerned tree lover.