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How to Deadhead Petunias: The Ultimate Guide (2019 Update)

Petunias are one of the most popular garden flowers. Petunias require little maintenance and come in a huge range of colors, including black! If you want your flower bed to burst with color, it is the perfect flower to include.

Even though they are colorful, you’ll know that those blossoms tend to die off quickly, leaving an unsightly deadhead on top. Gardeners should remove these deadheads until you want the plant to stop producing blossoms, leaving a green stem in your garden for the rest of the growing season. The only way to ensure your petunias continue to produce colorful blossoms all season is by learning how to deadhead petunias. Let’s take a look!

How to Get Rid of June Bugs (2019 Update): 6 Simple Steps for Removal

June bugs can cause havoc and damage to your vegetable garden, along with landscape plants. Home gardeners loathe these insects and need to learn how to get rid of June bugs to save their garden.

Before you figure out how to get rid of them, you have to understand June Bugs. They are scarab beetles and come in a variety of species. These insects are all called June bugs:

  • Chafer
  • Green June Beetle
  • Japanese Beetle
  • Ten Lined June Beetle

No matter what type you have in your garden, they all appear about late May throughout June, hence why they are referred to as June Bugs. All have the same oval shaped body with pincers in the front. They use their pincers to destroy our prized plants, devouring them.

The Best Guide: How to Get Rid of Mealybugs on Your Houseplants

The thing with houseplants is that they are susceptible to several pests’ attack as well as the fungal and bacterial infection that also occurs in outside plants. Some of the most common pests you are likely to encounter include Mites, Scale insects, Aphids and Mealybugs among other annoying pests.

Mealybugs are annoying little creatures that can sneak up on you like a plague- one day your plants look fine, the next day your plants are covered with gross, white fluffy substance.

Although no one can pinpoint the real cause of Mealybugs on your plants, some of the factors that may contribute to infestation by these pests include overwatering as well as using too much fertilizer on your plants? Well, if you go by, “Prevention is better than cure”, it will do you a great deal to learn about how to apply fertilizer effectively and how to get rid of mealybugs.