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Bugs, Diseases & Weeds

Nothing can rob a garden of its beauty quicker than a space infested by insects, diseases, or weeds. But it is possible to keep your garden healthy, lush, and free of pests. With weeds, the best bet is to get rid of them before they have a chance to get established. To do that, you'll have to learn how to identify these pesky plants. Start with our guide to the most common weeds. The same is true with pests: To keep your garden free of them, learn to identify the most common bugs. If you do have a pest problem, you can control it without turning to harsh chemicals; we have ideas for you. Bats can actually be a gardener's friends, but how can you attract them safely to your yard? Use these tips to invite more of these helpful creatures to your yard. Many diseases and pests prey on specific plants, such as roses. There are two options: Plant disease-resistant versions or stop dreadful diseases such as black spot. Aphids and Japanese beetles are common to many gardens, but there are ways to minimize damage and keep plants safe.

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