It is a common fact that prevention is much easier on the wallet than treatment. It simply takes a little more effort so if you’re willing to put in that effort, then this is the right article for you! Plants can be extremely vulnerable to disease if the proper maintenance isn’t ensured so here are some techniques you should incorporate consistently for proper results. At the end of the day, you’ll have hardly any plant disease to contend with!
Plants too need sanitation practices, much like us. This especially goes out to any vegetable plants you may have. Any debris must be removed, alongside regular weeding and make sure to root out any diseased plants rather than let them decompose and have foliage grow over as the disease may very well spread. After rooting such plants out, it’s better that you don’t use them as compost unless you maintain what is called a ‘hot compost pile’ (but overall, it is recommended that you discard them instead).
Yes, we all know that fertilizing our plants is important but do you tend to over-fertilize? When you buy your plants, you can ask the shopkeeper about the required amount of fertilizer need and make sure not to overstep this limit. It will make your plant weaker, while its growth will attract pests and diseases. The plant will not be able to fight off such diseases in this state. Just the right amount of fertilizer will ensure that your plant has a healthy growth and more capable of handling the diseases that come it’s way.
One of the best ways to prevent the disease from entering your garden is to make sure that you’re not bringing them home yourself whenever you buy a new plant. If you see any signs of wilting, yellowing, or spotting, take a hard pass and move on to the next plant.
If you have a dead tree in your garden, chances are you’re going to have to remove it as it takes up unnecessary space and sunlight, limiting the number of nutrients the plants around it are able to absorb. This makes them much weaker and prone to disease. So consider tree removal and also invest in environmentally friendly services like stump grinding Brisbane southside to make sure there’s no unseemly gaping hole afterwards.
Fungal diseases essentially need cool, damp environments to reach their peak so the best time for you to be watering your plants is in the morning. This way they’ll be dry come night time, where the fungal disease is less capable of taking root. Also make sure that your plants aren’t packed too close to each other as this creates a perfect stagnant atmosphere for your plants to catch diseases.
Another technique is to know when the best time is to be planting new greenery. The soil should ideally be warm because cooler temperatures leave it more vulnerable to disease.
Use these techniques and you’ll have a thriving garden in no time!