Are you finding the leaves on your Azaleas and Camellias swollen and misshaped. The disorder call Leaf gall has reared it’s ugly head. The easiest way to get rid of this is to simply pick the deformed leaves and toss them in the trash.
No need to deadhead your Alyssum, impatiens, Salvia,and Vinca.This means more time to enjoy their flower shows!
Black spot has been a big sore for rose growers. Black spot thrives in damp conditions. It’s a good idea to plant roses in open areas where air circulation and more sun will reduce moisture on the leave. The best time to water roses is early morning so the sun can evaporate and extra drops that remain on the leaves. Installing a drip irrigation system around your plants is another way to insure the leaves stay dry and pretty. There are fungicide sprays that , if started early in the growing season and applied regularly, will help prevent this foliage disease.
The best time to water is in the very early hours of the morning before it heats up outside. You may be tempted to water in the evening but this leaves moisture on the foliage which harm your plants. It’s best to water early morning and let the sun evaporate the water droplets.
Come back again next month for more Lawn and Garden tips. Send me an email or comment below if you have any specific questions.