Are your boxwood shrubs turning brown? Here’s what a JoCo expert says you can do

Boxwood shrubs

Boxwood shrubs across Johnson County, including a few in front of Post editor Kyle Palmer's home in Roeland Park, above, are turning brown. He thinks he knows why after the Post spoke with a local horticulture expert. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

If you’ve got boxwood shrubs, you may have noticed them turning brown this spring.

It’s happening across Johnson County and the Kansas City metro, say local lawn and garden experts: boxwood leaves turning brown and brittle, creating unsightly, sick-looking splotches on the normally green foliage that adorn many homes’ landscaping.