Hi everyone, a few weeks back I purchased 4-6 foot cedars from Home depot, they were very green when I bought them. The root ball was n thick clay like dirt and so I used a three prong gardening tool to loosen the clay and remove a good portion from the ball before replanting the tree. I dug a whole, about 1 foot deep and 1 foot wide, placed a small amount of blood meal in the whole and then used the natural dirt to fill in the hole. I also covered the surrounding ground in gardening/landscape cloth and then laid bark mulch/gardening top soil on top of that and around the base of the trees. I've been watering with a soaker hose for at least an hour every day, and then some days going and spraying the base of each tree for about 3-4 minutes each. The weather has been 27-33 degrees celcius since I planted them with no reprieve. They are in direct sunlight pretty much all of the day. Today I spent some time and cleared the base of the trees as some of the trees lower most branches had been buried under the barkmulch. I've cleared the bottom all the way down to what was the original top of the root ball when they arrived. Anyways, we have at least another 2 weeks of this crazy dry an hot weather, and I'm trying to find out why my cedars are starting to turn brown... are they a lost hope? Thoughts? Too much water? Not enough water? is this just natural browning?