SOLUTIONS TO COMMON GARDEN PROBLEMS

First thing I’ll say is NO toxic chemicals whether for mammals or insects.  There is never a need for to apply a toxic chemical to your garden. If you're a gardener remember the adage is "what you reap is what you sow".  Chemicals get into the groundwater, penetrate into the local aquifier.  Responsible stewardship of land and natural resources in landscaping and horticultural practices is critical.

In each category below click on the problem highlighted in blue.  That will take you a separate page offering you that specific solution to a common garden problem.

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  photo by Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

photo by Mindy McIntosh-Shetter




With many of the following, use of smart cultural controls will provide solutions to these garden problems!

POWDERY MILDEW ON LEAVES 

 peony with powdery mildew     photo by Missouri Botanical Garden

peony with powdery mildew    photo by Missouri Botanical Garden


 photo olyrose.org

photo olyrose.org


 http://www.biologicalcrophealth.co.za/information/photo-gallery/a-z-of-insects

http://www.biologicalcrophealth.co.za/information/photo-gallery/a-z-of-insects




 umassextension

umassextension


 photo: thegardenerseden

photo: thegardenerseden

Maintenance of a garden is part of the responsibility of having a garden or landscape.  To minimize garden problems be wise about what you plant and where you plant it. Much like anything else, an ounce of prevention goes a long way in heading off garden problems. Putting the right plant in the right place is the first solution to common garden problems and maintaining a beautiful garden design. 


 





1. adapted from P. Allen Smith website