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Don’t let mildew ruin your summer!

Did you know that mildew can affect the health of your flowers? It can! During the summer months, many people experience the threat of powdery mildew on their beloved flowers. Now, there are a few things you can do to prevent mildew from attacking your flowers and a few things that you can do once tragedy strikes. Are you ready to learn more about mildew and what you can do? Here we go!

Know the signs of mildew.

Mildew can begin to grow when there is high humidity low sunlight, dry foliage, and mild temperatures. The early signs of mildew on your flowers or plants are powdery white or gray spots that appear on the leaves of your plants. Mildew can also build up on the stems, petals, and fruit if there is any. This is only the beginning. If left untended, the mildew can cause the plants to turn yellow or brown. This can lead the plant to defoliate early. Thankfully, mildew is not usually fatal to the plants, but it needs to be kept in check to minimize the damage and the loss of beauty.

Know how to remove mildew.

Removing this isn’t too difficult when you know the right tricks. Try not to crowd your flowers together so that they can have adequate air flow. Now, many products on the market are more suited to preventing the spread of mildew, but there are some fungicides that may be able to help you once you have a problem. Neem oil can provide a wonderfully natural solution to your problems. It also works to get rid of other pesky plant infections as well, so it’s a nice option. If the mildew hasn’t set in, then you can actually rinse it off with a little water. What could be easier than that?

Do you think your flowers need a little help with mildew?

If you think you’re ready to start getting your yard back to all of its verdant glory then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. You can also contact us on our website: We can help you plan, plant, and create the yard of your dreams.