Plant First Aid Guide
The most common plant issues a home gardener could face can be broken into four main categories including insect pest, plant diseases, environmental factors and problems created by the home gardener themselves.
The links below lead to each of these categories. If you know what’s happening to your plant but not how to fix it try the appropriate category for a possible solution.
If your problem isn't obvious try the trouble shooting chart for possible clues to what might be ailing your plant or garden.
Many of today's most common problems can be avoided with a few simple guide lines you can follow when purchasing a new plant for your home or garden.
- Take care when purchasing potting soil or compost, many insects and plant disease can be hidden in them.
- Also inspect new plants themselves, if they show signs of infection or infestation leave them be. The rest of your collection will thank you.
- Keep your house plants and gardens free of dead leaves and debris which can be a breeding ground for fungi and insects.
- Careful placement of both indoor and outdoors plants is essential to be sure the plants are receiving enough light and to be sure that they are not placed in drafts or hot spots inside your home.