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About Diseases

The threat of disease lingers over every garden – in the ground or in containers, on flowers and on vegetables. The good news is that most plant diseases don’t cause a rapid death, so if you know what to look for, you can help your plants before it’s too late. The articles you’ll find here are designed to help you understand the basics of plant disease, as well as possible causes for such problems. You’ll learn about some diseases most commonly found in certain plants, like black spot on roses and powdery mildew, as well as tips to help avoid potential problems in the future. Once you learn and understand how to identify and control plant diseases in the garden, you’ll be on your way to healthy growing.

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Basics & Causes

Why are the leaves on your veggies yellow and spotty? What caused the stems of your favorite plant to turn brown? Understanding the basics behind the “disease triangle” and identifying symptoms is your first line of defense for a healthy garden.


Types, Prevention & Control

Some plant diseases cause more damage than others. The articles here help you learn how to identify and control (and possibly avoid altogether) some common plant diseases you may encounter in the home landscape, including leaf spot on red tip photinia and oak wilt – and more.

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