Garden Pests and Diseases

Diseases and pests of garden plants, especially annuals, perennials, and herbs, can be troublesome. Many of the diseases are caused by fungi that can persist in soil. It is good advice to “start clean and stay clean” in garden plantings, with clean soil mix and healthy seedlings.

Fact Sheets & Publications

Lawn Pests & Diseases

Diseases and pests of lawn turf can be troublesome for homeowners and lawn care professionals. Many lawn diseases are caused by fungi that survive in soil. Pests may persist in soil (for example as grubs), or migrate in seasonally. Diseases may be favored by environmental conditions or imbalances in nutrients. The fact sheets and web sites below may help you to diagnose problems or find the right place to get answers.