Chris Holcombe wrote:Hey everyone!
I planted 4 figs into my front lawn when I moved to PDX and they seemed fine the first summer but now during the second summer their leaves are turning yellow and dropping. We have dry summers here and I've been watering them about 1 gallon per week. The soil ( if you can call it that ) I planted them in was extremely low in organic matter. I've been mulching around their base with black locust branches and some compost but it doesn't seem to be helping. I remember in Philly when I planted figs they just took off like rockets. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I haven't seen any gopher holes around them. I suspected that. I can post pictures if anyone finds that helpful.