Fungi are among the most frustrating things a gardener has to deal with. You don’t know the fungi are there until it makes your plant sick. Fungiare especially a problem during prolonged rain or high humidity. Without proper garden maintenance, fungi can reappear and cause trouble year after year.
Here are the common fungi in your garden.
- Black Spot
Black spots begin on the foliage. Black spots are commonly found on the upper leaf surface. Black spot is very familiar to people growing roses. The leaves form black, grey, or brown spots that cause them to drop. It’s advisable to remove and destroy the infected leaves and ensure none are left behind. A fungicide spray help to prevent the fungi attack from happening again.
- Powdery Mildew
Powdery mildew affects grass and annual and perennial flowers. Powdery mildew is a white powdery substance that appears on leaves, stems, and flowers. Repeated infections of these fungi can gradually weaken a plant. The infected areas turn yellow or brown and fall off. Professional gardening services will help prevent the mildew from spreading.
- Stem and Root Rot
The fungal pathogens that cause stem and root rot attack the stem of a plant or below the soil line. Due to the rot, the plant is prevented from moving water up the leaves or down to the roots. Infected plants have gray, brown, black, or red spots along the bottom of the stem.
Rust is simple to identify on plants. Rust develops on the underside of the leaf, creating a yellow spot on the top side. The leaf underside has a red, orange, or black powder that you can easily scrape off. The infected leaf becomes twisted and brittle and eventually drops off.If you have rust, remove the rust-infected parts from your garden and destroy them. You can also use fungicide solutions to help prevent rust from forming or coming back.
- Downy Mildew
Downy mildew mostly attacks the parts of plants that grow above the ground. Downy mildew thrives in cool, moist, and damp conditions. Consequently, it forms most often on young and unhealthy plants. Downy mildew causes different reactions to plants like leaves and stems turning yellow. Furthermore, Downy Mildew can prevent plants from flowering. Destroying the infected plants as soon as symptoms are seen is the best way to manage Downey Mildew.
How to Get Rid of Fungus
The best method to get rid of fungus is to hire professionals. Professionallandscapers will lower the chances of its appearance by attacking fungi in a couple of ways:
- getting rid of the sick plants by digging them up and ensuring the fungi won’t spread.
- providing gardening services like cutting down the perennials and annuals. The professional ensures the leaves are raked up and hauled out. This will ensure that a fungus doesn’t feed on dead plants and spread.
- providing advice on plant disease-resistant varieties bred to resist common fungi.
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