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How To Control Powdery Mildewpowdery mildew

As a lawn owner, you work hard to maintain a healthy turf and garden, but there are some cases when your hard work still isn’t enough to prevent some irritating issues, when may not necessarily be your fault. For instance, you may notice white or gray powdery spots appearing on your turf or even your garden plants, flowers and even fruit. There’s no special name for this problem, it just is what it is: powdery mildew.

Powdery mildew is among the most prevalent and easily recognizable lawn diseases. Virtually every type of plant life is susceptible to coming down with powdery mildew. From trees to shrubs and flower gardens, no plant is immune to getting those unsightly white splotches. While this type of disease is not fatal to the plant life you are going, it is aesthetically displeasing.

There are a number of different species of powdery mildew fungi and they have a limited host range. For instance, fungi which grows on your lilacs won’t affect or spread to your other plants because powdery mildew is host specific. Powdery mildews thrive under conditions where there is low soil moisture combined with dry foliage, high humidity, low light and poor air circulation.

If your plants have been affected by powdery mildew, there is a way to remove it. Solutions Pest and Lawn has all you need to wipe out this fungus with our high quality fungicides and easy to follow how-to advice.

How To Get Rid Of Powdery Mildew: 3 Step Solution

Removing powdery mildew from your plants doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right products at your disposal and the correct approach, you can restore your plants and wipe out the fungus that plagues them. However, getting rid of powdery mildew isn’t just a matter of simply spraying your affected plants and calling it a day. Below we have laid out 3 basic steps you can follow which not only eliminates powder mildew, but makes sure it stays gone.

Step 1: Every good fungus and disease control program starts with a careful inspection and identification of the disease. Once this is carried out, you can then move forward with purchasing the right fungicides to tackle the issue. While you may be quick to write your lawns fungus off as powdery mildew and skip to the next step, it may result in some problems and ineffective results. You may accidently misdiagnose or miss out on any other disease by rushing the process.

If you are unsure of your lawn disease, shoot us an email with a photo of the affected plants to identification@solutionsstores.com and we will properly ID your issue and present you with control recommendations

Step 2: Once the disease is properly ID’d, you can move on to treating the problem. We have a number of different fungicides which can effectively treat and remove powdery mildew(our recommendations are found below), the preference of what fungicide you choose is up to you. The most important factor when treating this lawn fungus is to act quickly and spray early. Spray the affected areas immediately with your fungicide of choice. Mix your selected fungicide in a sprayer with water and spray liberally. For continuous protection, most fungicides will need repeat applications every 7 to 14 days.

Step 3: Finally, after the powdery mildew has vanished from your yard plants, prevention measures must be put into place so that those ugly white splotches don’t return. This can be done by providing better air circulation by not crowding plants, minimizing shade and making sure not to over fertilize. Being smart with your lawn care maintenance and consistent will result in a healthy, disease and fungus free lawn and garden.

Browse our powdery mildew control products below. If you have any questions or concerns, send them our way via email, phone, or online live chat and we will be happy to assist you.

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