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How to stop leaf burn

Q: How can I prevent my Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) leaves from burning during the summer months?

A: Place your Japanese maple where it gets filtered light. Keep the soil evenly moist. Misting the leaves early morning or late evening can be very beneficial. Do not mist the foliage during the heat of the day - this may lead to leaf burn. Certain insecticides may also cause leaf burn so be sure to read the label. Give your maple an occasional watering of a teaspoon of vinegar to a gallon of water.


 


 

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Use vinegar and water to remove moss but it is not as effective as using Limestone Ammonium Nitrate (LAN) and water. Be very careful not to spill any of the LAN on the roots of the bonsai tree as it may burn them and may in the worst case cause the tree to die. Carefully paint the LAN and water mix on the trunk of the bonsai tree and within days you should see the moss turn brown and die.