Basics Tips for Tree and Plant Care in Your Garden and Home

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Protecting from Disease In Your Tree or Garden

One of the most tragic and mystifying occurrences in your garden is when a disease suddenly begins to attack a plant. Your first thought as a health-conscious gardener when looking over the diseased plant may be ”who have you been hanging out with?”

The thing about tree and plant disease is that they occur when three idea conditions aligned. First, the temperatures must be correct for the pathogen to establish itself. Then, the tree or plant must be in a weakened condition due to unfavorable conditions. Finally, the pathogen must be present in the area.

With this in mind, it is easy for a savvy gardener to prevent all manner of diseases through careful gardening practices. It is far easier for a disease to prevent than to oust it once it has established itself. This article will include some choice clues for keeping your garden and plants completely safe from disease.

1. Use Properly Composted Materials

The composting process has become very popular and to fully understand the magic of the process it to get the most from it. Have you noticed how warm the composting pile can be? The heat generated in the compost kills pathogens and keeps the soil clean and healthy. Of course, you may have also noticed that not all the components of your compost pile will be composting at the same rate. To fully avoid the diseases that can possibly spread from waste yard materials to the soil again, it is essential that the waste you use is completely composted. If you are unsure of your compost conditions, allow it more time to work or also you could contact But, never use an uncertain compost with a yard of sensitive plants as this could be their end.

2. Set your Plants up for a Win

You will find that pruning, transplanting and adjusting your garden is half the fun and really adds to the aesthetic appeal of your exterior space. This should be done in accordance with the best needs of the plants you are working with. If you would like to know more information on this topic then check out The winter and summer are an especially tough time for plants and trees and different plants are more susceptible to things like frozen ground as well as high or low temperatures.

Wounded tree limbs have a chance to become infected over the cold winter months so the fall may not be the best time for pruning. By late winter all the trees strength and life has been pulled into the roots and the pruning can be done right before the spring so that injuries can heal for a few months before the summer heat comes.

8. Select the Spot for Your Plants Carefully

Some plants love the sun and others hate the shade. Knowing where your plant will be happiest will ensure its health and strength as it grows into a mighty tree or strapping shrub. The defenses of a plant are a lot like the defenses of the human body, if your plant is struggling to remain cool or warm your immunity can suffer and disease is easier to contract.