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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.

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Common Plant Pests

Common Plant Pests

Help exists in the battle against the bugs! And right here is where to find out about the critters in the enemy's army.

Common Plant Diseases

Common Plant Diseases

Plants can, and do, contract just as many diseases as humans do. Look here for information on curing your ailing green friend.

Environmental Effects

Environmental Effects

An indoor plant is dependent on you to provide the things it needs to survive that it would get naturally outdoors.

Gardener Error

Gardener Error

The good news is that there is usually a simple and effective way to repair any damage you, the kids or the pets can do.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Guide

A simple chart to help quickly and easily diagnose common plant problems.

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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.