Whether you’re growing a large and diverse garden or trying to care for a single houseplant, there are many things that can go wrong. Specific plants require specific types of care, and most will have to deal with the threat of pests and disease. To keep your plants happy and thriving, it’s important to keep an eye out for anything that can go wrong, as well as to know what signs to look for if you want to make sure your plant is healthy.
Pests, such as bugs and herbivorous rodents, can cause a lot of problems when raising plants. If you notice distorted or stunted plant growth or bites in the leaves, then you likely have a pest problem. These pests, mostly insects like whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs, feed on or suck the nutrients out of your plants, resulting in noticeable damage.
To prevent these pests from getting to your plants, it’s best not to resort to chemicals, as many pesticides are toxic and damaging in their own way to the environment. Instead, keep an eye out for bugs and remove them with water or by hand, and keep your plants in an enclosed environment to ward off rodents.
Like humans and animals, plants can also get sick if not properly cared for. Plant diseases come in a diverse range, with different warning signs and different methods of solving the problem. Many of them are fungal based and may come as a result of overwatering. Some common plant diseases include:
While many plant problems are caused by living creatures, these are caused by various other factors, such as the amount of sunlight or the climate of the setting. As a result, diagnosing these problems is a bit harder, but still possible. Make sure you do your research beforehand and find out the best way to raise each plant, as a lack of light, an overabundance of water, and even the amount of nitrogen in the soil can ultimately harm the plant.
If your plants are suffering, you might want to call an expert. Contact Flower Works LLC and talk to a professional today.