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Old 03-11-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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Help! We moved to a 15 year old house a few years ago in Houston, TX. Now, shrubs in the flower bed are dying. New oleander and rose did not grown well at all, with fertilizer. A healthy hibiscus went from green to yellow to dead in a matter on few months. What do I do? Should I replace all flower bed soil? Or is something else happening? Weather has been good, well watered etc. pleas help or advise.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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What fertilizer? How much?
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Yellow leaves usually means the plant needs iron. Especially the hibiscus.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:21 PM
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Incorrect watering, over fertilized, weed killer used in area are a few things that may have happened.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Is anyone else in the neighborhood experiencing this? It has to be caused by something in the environment, for plants to last 15 years and then up and croak.

It does sound like the soil is bad. Here in coastal GA, we have something called "gumbo". It's a layer of clay that is very acidic and doesn't drain well. A plant will grow well for a couple of years, then crash as soon as the roots hit the gumbo.
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