Simple ways to reduce risk of disease in your garden

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A proactive approach rooted in prevention is often the most effective way to reduce risk for disease in gardens. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – No garden is immune to disease. Even the most attentive, experienced gardeners have had to confront disease in their gardens, which can lead to significant damage and potentially kill plants. Various bacterial, fungal and viral diseases can affect gardens, and the University of Maryland Extension said that fungicides, which are chemicals that destroy fungus, are only rarely recommended to combat disease. In fact, a proactive approach rooted in prevention is often the most effective way to reduce risk for disease in gardens. Choose the right varieties of plant. The UME said that choosing disease-resistant varieties is an effective way to prevent disease in gardens. Gardeners who have confronted disease in their gardens in the past should do their best to identify which
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