Garden Disease and Pest Control

Sometimes it’s just plain hard to tell a garden disease from a pest problem, when
something goes wrong in with your plants.
But, just as with most issues in life, identifying the problem is the first step to fixing it.
Read on for some tips and tricks for troubleshooting your garden or landscape ills.
Step 1: Look for Symptoms of Disease
When we say that your plants are diseased, it means they are infected with some sort of
bacteria, virus or fungi.
Here are some of the most common ways your plants can be affected by disease:

Step 2: Look for Evidence of Pests
If you know what to look for, you should be able to tell what – if anything – is literally
eating your plants. Three common classifications of pests will attack your garden. These

Step 3: Seek Additional Resources
Unfortunately, as you may have guessed, it can be hard to tell the difference between
curling, withered leaves that have been victimized by pests as opposed to disease.
One of the best resources for additional information as well as helpful photos is the USU
Extension. You can check their pest and diseases page, or even take advantage of their
diagnostic desk.
Of course, the knowledgeable staff at Millcreek Gardens can also help. Contact us
today to learn more about how we can help you keep your landscape and plants healthy
year around, and avoid pests and garden disease.