Avoid Mold and Fungus in Your Garden

While the average home garden may have many enemies and threats, one of the most persistent and damaging is fungus. Mold and fungus threats are constant and can ravage and destroy a potentially healthy garden in almost no time at all. Scarier yet is the fact that most fungus and mold are notoriously pesky and hard to be rid of once they decide to settle down and make your garden their new home! Ultimately, the best way to get rid of fungus and mold is simply preventing them from ever developing.
The first and best way to arm yourself against fungus and mold threats is to understand how they operate. Both fungus and mold are relatively primitive plants, they don’t produce chlorophyll and reproduce through list of heavy construction equipment the use of spores. Mold and fungus can attack your plants through two primary means, from the foliage and through the soil. So protecting your plants on both of these fronts is critically important.
Fungus and mold can only prosper in specific climates and temperatures. Ensuring that your garden does not play host to their needs is one of the easiest ways to stem their development and keep them from settling in with your garden plants. Many fungus and mold species enjoy very humid and damp climates usually with standing water or moisture. Additionally, darkness or a lack of direct sunlight is also a great boon to mold growth.
In terms of foliage fungus, the use of cold water during watering sessions can actually induce temperature stress on your plant’s leaves and allow the development of fungus within the leaves of the plant. To identify this type of fungus you would want to look for spots on the leaves of your plants as these are the most obvious and readily visible sign of fungus growth.
Should any of your plants get a foliage based fungus you should take immediate action. Identify and eliminate any infected leaves to quickly stop the spread of the fungus and keep the plant from suffering any major ill effects from the fungus.
Soil based fungus’ and molds are usually the product of poor drainage. These kinds of molds and fungus usually develop in situation where the water is not adequately draining into the soil and is causing stagnant water in the soil and around the roots. This form of fungus or mold will usually appear on the surface of the soil and grow down towards the roots of the plant. Stopping soil based fungus early is critically important to the health of your garden.
One of the best ways to prevent this kind of fungus growth is by ensuring your plants do not get too much water. Installing a drip irrigation system is a great way to ensure your used ground support equipment garden receives consistent and approximate amounts of water. Water irrigation techniques are a great way to avoid the misuse of water and curb the growth of fungus and mold.