Spring Garden Tips
Pests, Disease and Weed Management


Eco-friendly Control of Thrips

Poorly developed flowers, stunted plants and silvery streaks on leaves are indications thrips may be feeding on your plants.

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Fall Webworm

As you drive through your community in late summer or fall you may spot webby nests in the branches of apple, ash, birch, cherry, sycamore, walnut and willow. These are the home of the North American native fall webworm.

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Controlling Ragweed, the Allergy Sufferers Nemesis

If you suffer from a runny nose, stuffed up sinuses and itchy or watery eyes, the culprit may be hiding under your shrubs, next to your flowers or along a nearby roadway.

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Crown Rot Causing Sudden Wilting and Death on Ajuga (Bugleweed)

Sudden wilting, yellowing and death of ajuga, also known as bugleweed, means crown rot may have invaded the planting.

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Leaf Spot on Rudbeckia

Once thought to be the answer to low maintenance perennial gardens, Goldstrum Rudbeckia's reputation has been tarnished by several leaf spot diseases.

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Eco-friendly Control of Asparagus Beetles

You wait all winter for your asparagus harvest and so do the common and spotted asparagus beetles.

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Eco-friendly Control of Bean Beetles

Holes in the leaves of bean plants mean insects have moved in to share the harvest. Don't fret there are some easy ways to manage these pests.

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Pick a Bit of Purslane for Your Salad

Put down the weeder and break out the harvest basket. The weed you are trying to kill may be a tasty addition to your salads and sandwiches.

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