, Newburyport, MA


June 26, 2013

Plants getting enough water?


Insects have been everywhere during the past few weeks. Take some time to check your plants for signs of insect damage, and treat your plants with the proper insecticide. If you spot an insect infestation early on, you have a much better chance of getting it under control before it does major damage to your plants.

With warm days and relatively cooler nights, dew will settle on the leaves of your plants. Evening thundershowers also help keep those leaves wet after sunset. Wet leaves during the evening and nighttime hours are a major factor in plants developing fungus diseases. If you see signs of fungus diseases developing on your plants, you should immediately treat them with an appropriate fungicide. As is the case with insects, early treatment of fungus diseases will prevent major damage to your plants.

Well, that’s all for this week. I’ll talk to you again next week.


Tim Lamprey is the owner of Harbor Garden Center on Route 1 in Salisbury. His website is Do you have questions for Tim? Send them to, and he will answer them in upcoming columns.

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