Japanese maple wtering
I water my red pygmy every morning during spring and summer with a hose . The tree is soaked from the top down. Part of the reason is the plants around it need this kind of soaking.
Same problem, leaves drying and curling from the top and working its way to the bottom over the course of the summer into fall. Fungus? over watering? Watering from the top?
Could watering the tree this way be the problem?
Should I water with a can and try to keep the leaves dry (xcpt for rain)?
When the tree was planted 3 years ago the top 2 inches of the root ball was kept above the soil leavel to aid in drainage. The soil around the ball was raised.
Need help before the real spring arrives in the northeast, If ever.