Pests are inevitable when it comes to owning plants, but this shouldn’t deter you from having them in your home because pests are treatable! This guide goes into detail on what to apply to your plant depending on the pest.
Here is our THREE STEP process for identifying and treating garden problems:
1. Identify the problem/pest correctly.
2. Correct any conditions contributing to the problem.
3. Choose the least toxic strategy for addressing the problem/pest.
ORGANIC solutions for common garden problems are as follows:
APHIDS: Can vary in color, usually form in clusters.
Ladybug Attractant Spray Insecticidal Soap Spray Horticultural Oils or Neem
Avoid watering on plant leaves, stay on soil
Spray weekly Revitalize Drench with Plant Doctor
BLACK SOOTY MOLD:
Check plant for Aphids!
Spray Revitalize Spray Plant Doctor
BLIGHT: (type of fungus)
Spray and/or Drench with
Plant Doctor Spread Horticultural Cornmeal Spread MicroGro Inoculant
Horticultural Cornmeal Spread Microlife Brown Patch FertilizerSpread MicroGro Inoculant
CATERPILLARS and WORMS:
Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) Dust with Dipel Dust Spread Diatemaceous Earth (DE)
Dusting Sulfur Apply Cedar Repel
Spinosad Spread Diatomaceous Earth
Beneficial Nematodes Apply Orange Oil Apply Come and Get It Apply Dried Molasses
Beneficial Nematodes Apply Diatomaceous Earth
FUNGAL LEAF SPOT:
Spray and/or Drench
Plant Doctor Spray Revitalize Spread MicroGro Innoculant
Insecticidal Soap Horticultural Oils, or Neem
into any standing water or wet areas of soil. Mosquito Dunks or Bits Repel with , Cedar Repel Skeeter Screen Products such as Patio Egg Can use plants like Citronella or Lemongrass
PILL BUGS (ROLY-POLIES):
POWDERY MILDEW & RUST:
Powdery Mildew Rust
Horticultural Oil or Neem
SNAILS & SLUGS:
Spray Horticultural Oil or Neem Release Lacewings
Dust plants with
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Spray with Spinosad
SQUASH VINE BORERS:
Prevention is KEY! Inject vine with
Bt, every 3 weeks or apply at base of vine daily Dipel Dust
TAKE -ALL PATCH:
Horticultural Cornmeal Spread MicroGro Innoculant Spread MicroLife Brown Patch Fertilizer
THRIPS & WHITEFLIES:
Thrip Life Cycle Whiteflies
weekly Neem Spray weekly Insecticidal Soap
For answers to specific fungal or pest questions, speak with a Garden Seventeen sales team member!