Weather Damage and Prevention
Often our first thoughts are attack by pest or disease, but many times it is due to the weather. A single weather event can cause damage, such as a storm, snow or frost.
Signs of weather damage include:
Bud and leaf drop
Dieback of shoots or whole plants
Weather events damaging to gardens:
Sun and high temperatures
Flooding/ Heavy Rain
Insect and Disease Problems
Most plants do not need regular maintenance for insect and disease control until a problem is detected. However many home fruit plantings are attacked by insects and disease. Often the infestations are well established before the grower realizes what has happened. Several good “all purpose” sprays can be purchased, and they will do a satisfactory job when used according to directions.
Tip: Insect and disease control treatments provide a healthier, more attractive landscape and protect your investment by preventing damage.