Summertime Pests

These continue to be a problem.  Lately I’ve been getting reports about powdery mildew on plant leaves, (treat with a good fungicide); the presence of large grasshoppers, (best control is crushing between 2 bricks!); and thrips on roses, (control will depend on type of thrip.  If you live in an area with lots of trees, beware of small brown ticks attaching to your body.  As our rainfall increases, mosquitoes are sure to follow.  (Try to drain any standing water if possible.)

Suggest you refer to solutionsforyourlife.com for specific recommendations for each of these pests.

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About AskthePlantMaster

I have 50 years of horticultural experience, am currently a Master Gardener in Central Florida. In addition, I'm a Horticulture Instructor and retired Parks Manager and Arborist. I love plants and would love to help you with yours!
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