Troubleshoot Your Garden
Welcome to our garden troubleshooting page! Here you’ll find everything you need to know about tackling garden problems. From wilting plants to insect invasions, we have everything you need to know right here.
Table of Contents
Troubleshoot and Amend Your Soil
How to Amend Clay Soil
Clay soil can be hard to work, have poor drainage and lack nutrients plants need to survive. Learn how to amend clay soil into workable, healthier soil.
How to Change Your Soil pH
Soil pH is an essential factor in a plant’s ability to grow. Learn what it means, why it’s important, and how to change your soil pH to help plants thrive.
How to Test Soil pH
Here’s how to do a simple soil pH test from items you probably already have in your kitchen. Once you determine whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, we have recommendations for soil amendments that can bring the soil back into the neutral pH range.
Straightforward Tips for Soil Improvement
Good soil is essential for healthy plants. If your yard’s soil is less than perfect, you can improve it by digging in fresh materials to make up for what it lacks. But which materials should you add? This article describes seven of the most useful natural soil improvers.
5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants
Over time your soil can become depleted of certain nutrients and plants start to display signs of deficiency. Use our simple infographic to learn about five of the most common nutrient deficiencies and how to recognize them.
How to Stop Soil Erosion
Topsoil being carried away by rainfall can be a serious problem. Here are methods to control erosion, including the strongest deterrent, plants.
How to Evaluate Your Soil Type
Believe it or not, plants in the garden do better if the soil is healthy. Focus on a single aspect of soil health and perform this simple jar test to determine the composition of your garden soil.
Controlling Garden Weeds
10 Common Weeds
The truth is, a weed is just an ordinary plant growing in place that you don’t want it. That said, there are some plants that always seems to sprout where they aren’t welcome…year after year. You recognize them when you see them, but do you know what they are? Let us help put a name to some of the common weeds growing in your yard and offer a few tips for keeping them under control.
5 Ways to Stop Weeds Before They Start
Early spring—that wonderful time you start to imagine your summer garden full of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and…weeds. It doesn’t have to be that way. With a little preparation now, you can put a stop to the weeds before they get a chance to take root, without having to rely on chemical herbicides.
Garden Pests & Animals
Rabbit Resistant Plants for Your Garden
Are rabbits destroying your garden? Try these rabbit resistant plants and shrubs to keep the bunnies at bay.
Invasive species in the U.S. – 5 Insect Pests That Damage Trees
There are many invasive insect species in the U.S. that damage trees. Their impacts are widespread. Let’s look at five of the most destructive of these pests, the damage they do and what, if anything, we can do to stop them.
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden
In most instances, you can get rid of slugs in the garden without the need to use toxic chemicals or baits.
Deer Resistant Shrubs
Beautify and protect your landscape by planting deer resistant shrubs. 12 shrubs that you’re not likely to find on the menu when deer come to visit.
9 Methods to Control Insect Pests
Are bothersome bugs ruining your outdoor fun? Insects can be annoying when you are trying to enjoy time spent outside. Here are nine tips for keeping unwelcome insects away from your yard.
Keep Chipmunks Out of Your Garden
Chipmunks, though cute, can wreak havoc on your yard by digging holes and eating plants. Find out how to keep these pests away, humanely.
How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets
Winter is the peak time for mice infestations, as the creatures try to find warm spots to shelter and nest. You can stop the problem before it starts by making your own natural mouse-repelling sachets to place in your cupboards, in your vehicles, garage, or any other place you’d rather not find these pesky rodents.
5 Tips for Dogscaping Your Yard
Your beloved pet deserves a spot in the garden to call his own. This article gives five tips to get you started designing an outdoor space for your four-legged friends.
Troubleshooting Fruits & Vegetables
Pests and problems with your fruit or vegetable plants doesn’t only impact your beautiful garden, but also all that fresh produce! Take a look at our troubleshooting articles for fruit and veg to keep your table stocked with the good stuff.
Common Squash Diseases and Pests
Learn to recognize squash diseases and squash pests and how to prevent them from doing damage to your plants and produce.
Pests and Diseases of Cucumbers
Cucumbers are generally easy to grow, but there are some things that can ruin your harvest. We’ll show you how to identify and treat common insects and diseases that affect cucumber plants.
5 Common Pepper Problems and How to Fix Them
Peppers are super-easy to grow and usually have very few problems. But there are a few…Read on to discover five problems you might encounter with your pepper plants and what you can do to keep your plants healthy and productive.
Why Is There No Fruit on My Tree?
Are your fruit trees not setting fruit? We give you common reasons that might happen.
Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems
Here’s expert advice on how to keep your tomatoes healthy and prevent the 10 most common problems with tomato plants.
No matter how well you care for your indoor plants, problems can still arise. We’ll help you identify and solve common houseplant issues so you can keep your plants healthy and thriving.
Our posts cover a range of topics, from diagnosing pest problems to dealing with fungal diseases and even environmental stresses like overwatering and under-fertilizing. We’ll also provide tips on how to revive wilted or damaged plants and prevent future problems from occurring.
With our help, you’ll be able to overcome any obstacles that come your way and enjoy a beautiful and thriving indoor garden.
What’s Wrong with My Plant?
Brown leaf edges and wilting are just a couple of signals that something is wrong with your plant. Diagnose some of the most common houseplant problems and what you can do to correct them.
Common Madagascar Palm Problems
Some common troubles with Madagascar palm are the leaves falling off, curling or turning yellow. This guide will help you troubleshoot why your Madagascar palm is dying and find out how to care for it indoors.
Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow
Hibiscus leaves turning yellow is common. Find out what causes them to turn and what, if anything, you should do about it.
Cat Palm Troubleshooting Guide
Find the cause and fix it! Here’s how to correct common problems with your cat palm, such as yellow leaves, brown leaf tips, and how to know when it’s time to repot your plant.
Most houseplants love the sun. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Learn how to protect your plants from sunburn and help them recover.
How to Rescue an Overwatered Houseplant
Houseplants require the right balance of light, water, temperature and nutrition to thrive. Too little, or too much, of any of these elements and your plant can become weakened and even die. Here’s what to do if you have a plant that’s suffering the consequences of too much watering.
Common Houseplant Pests
A look at the most common insect pests that feed on houseplants. How to identify and control them before they do serious damage your plants.