Hello all, it's been raining for the past two days here, so when I dug into a flower bed to loosen up the soil today to replace some flowers that had dried up, I was shocked to see that the soil below 2" was dry, which would certainly explain why the flowers have been dying in this spot. This has been a trouble spot at this account & I've been attributing it to improper irrigation coverage but this has me thinking otherwise. The bed is beside a concrete sidewalk, has a boxwood hedge right beside it which has likely been in place for at least 10 years, the roots are pretty thick, has Indian hawthorns behind that, a couple robellinis, & crape myrtles. Your thoughts as to the potential causes of the hydrophobia? My gut instinct is that the boxwood roots are the culprit.