HOW TO DEAL WITH MILDEW LEAF DISEASE – Mildew leaf looks horrible on plants and is a good indication that the plant is not receiving sufficient water. The guide below provides excellent steps in combating and preventing mildew leaf disease.
Mildew leaf disease is generally a result of the plant’s roots drying out too much. Check the plants you have and make sure you give them sufficient water to help prevent this. If you do spot mildew leaf disease then try tilling over the soil around the plant. Often soil can become compacted which restricts the roots from moving and finding water. Tilling the soil will allow you to aerate the soil and provide the plant roots with room to move.
Another good tip is to install an irrigation system – one that drip feeds water. If you set this up correctly it will deliver water exactly where it is needed and if on a timer then water is delivered when needed. A good irrigation system will save you time and effort in having to water your garden, save water in the process and reduce the likelihood of your plants suffering from Mildew Leaf Disease.
How to spot it? Check the leaves on your plants, if they look dusty or appear as if the powder has been sprinkled on them, then this is a good sign that that the plant is suffering from mildew leaf disease.
Once you spot the disease check the plant thoroughly and cut back any diseased areas until you reach healthy growth.
Take a trip to your local Garden Nursery and ask about herbicides that can help prevent the disease from spreading. Always follow the manufacturers guidelines when using any pesticides or fungicides.
Remember prevention is better than cure so seriously consider the things you can do in Step 1.