Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders
Even the most experienced gardeners have to deal with problems caused by weeds and plant pests, diseases and disorders. However, with careful garden maintenance and planting, the majority of these problems can be prevented. Good garden management involves learning how plant problems may be avoided, and spotting any that do happen at an early stage when they can be treated more easily. Making sure that plants remain healthy and giving them optimum growing conditions will also ensure that they have the best chance of resisting diseases and pests.
In this section, you'll find advice and information on the various pests, diseases and disorders that can afflict plants, along with details on how to prevent and treat them. There's also a guide to avoiding and controlling perennial and annual weeds.