Experts and BHG readers answer.
Why are my plants dying?
which would be the best way to tackle spider mite?What fuss free flowers i can plant next summer in Long Island, New York?
You usually can keep spider mites under control by simply spraying the plants with a forceful spray of water on a regular basis. If that doesn't work for you, insecticidal soap spray is also effective and relatively nontoxic.
You can get some ideas of flowers to plant by doing an advanced search in our plant encyclopedia for easy-to-grow annual flowers for your Zone and sun/shade conditions in your garden.