Like all living organisms,
ornamental plants have their problems...but no more
than any other types. Among the factors that can
cause damage to our plants include:
Abiotic Problems - These are disorders that are
not caused by a specific disease or insect.
Animals - Critters that do not have either six
or eight legs fall into this category. Probably the
most common animal pest currently is...deer.
Diseases - By far fungi are the most common
cause of plant diseases but there are also several
caused by bacteria, virus, and other microscopic
Insects - These are those six legged creatures
that feed on our plants. We have also included our 8
mites in this unit.
Pesticides - Here we discuss the types and
classifications of substances used to kill plant
enemies. We also look at the whole range of
non-chemical options that are included in the
process called Integrated Pest Management.
Symptoms - This section will give you tips on
how to recognize the signs and symptoms of the most
common landscape problems.
- These are plants that are not wanted in our beds
and borders. We talk about how to identify them and
control them in our landscapes.