Diseases and Pests

Diseases and pests can cause havoc to gardens. Not only can they directly damage foliage and fruit, but they can also indirectly cause the spread of fungal, bacterial, and viral infections. They can affect the plants leaves, stems, and roots and ultimately lead to plant death.

The toughest part about diseases and pests is that oftentimes by the time you notice its effects, the disease process has already taken hold and will require hard work to get rid of. The earlier you can identify these symptoms and the faster you take action, the easier it will be for you to resolve the problem.

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About the author: Carley Miller is a horticultural expert at TheGreenPinky. She previously owned a landscaping business for 25 years and worked at a local garden center for 10 years.