Plant Problems

Learn how to avoid the many plant problems you'll run into when gardening - pests, diseases, and more. We provide treatment and prevention tips!

A macro shot of rosy apple aphids congregating inside a leaf. The aphids are small, measuring 1 to 3 millimeters in length with a range of brown to black colors. They are in contrast with the vibrant green leaf and its intricate patterns.

Garden Pests

How to Identify and Manage Aphids

Aphids are annoying and can be incredibly damaging if not quickly controlled. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains everything you need to know about aphids, including, most importantly, how to get rid of them.

A ladybug rests on a yellow umbel flower. ready to prey on pests like aphids.

Garden Pests

How to Plant a Biocontrolled Garden to Regulate Pests

How do you keep aphids, hornworms, and other garden pests in check without nasty sprays or tedious hand-picking? Nature’s ancient food webs can help you create a self-regulated garden that acts like a natural ecosystem. Biocontrol, or biological control, is a pest-control method using natural predators and other organisms to keep pests in check.

Plant Problems

7 Signs of an Underwatered Hydrangea

In the heat of the summer it is common for hydrangeas to dry out a little bit, but are you questioning if your hydrangea is severely underwatered? Balancing how much hydration your hydrangea needs can be tricky! In this article, hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago will round up 7 signs of underwatered hydrangeas that you should be looking out for.

Multiple mophead blooms of a purple hydrangea sit atop yellowing leaves, indicating a watering problem.

Plant Problems

7 Signs of an Overwatered Hydrangea

Are you concerned your hydrangea is getting too much water? Hydrangeas can be a little tricky when it comes to water. These plants do not love drought, but they also do not love having wet feet!! In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago will go over common signs that your hydrangea is getting too much water!

A detailed close-up of ants feasting on an orchid bud's honeydew. In the blurred backdrop, a delicate, vibrant white and purple flower is also seen.

Garden Pests

Why Are There Ants Crawling on My Orchids?

Do you have ants crawling on the orchids that are growing inside your home or in your garden? There are some common reasons why this happens, and many are easily fixed. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares her top tips for getting the ants off your orchids this season.

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Plant Problems

15 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Zucchini This Season

Are you having some challenges getting zucchini to grow well? Zucchini has a reputation for being that one garden vegetable that grows in incredible abundance, but it isn’t always so easy to grow great squash! In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen discusses 15 mistakes to avoid to improve your zucchini harvest this season.

common garden pests

Garden Pests

15 Garden Pests To Watch Out For This Season

If you have a garden, you will undoubtedly encounter some garden pests. Garden pests are those animals that dig, chew, bite, suck, eat, or otherwise disturb your plants. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will introduce 15 common garden pests, how to identify them, and what can help prevent them.

rose problems

Plant Problems

15 Common Problems Every Rose Gardener Will Face

Not sure what’s wrong with your roses? Diseases, pests, and the right care impact rose performance in your garden. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood walks you through 15 common rose problems, with tips on how to identify and resolve them.

hydrangea holes in leaves

Plant Problems

Why Does My Hydrangea Have Holes in the Leaves?

Does your hydrangeas have holes in their leaves? There are a number of different causes for this phenomenon. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago looks at why your hydrangeas may have holes in the leaves, and what to do about it.