Trees, shrubs, and plants that are native to Arizona are susceptible to a number of diseases. Just like diseases in humans, the sooner these problems are detected and treated, the better the outcome is likely to be. If you hire a landscaping company to maintain your property, you can rest assured that signs of plant distress won’t go unnoticed.
This disease, also known as Texas root rot or cotton root rot, is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus that’s indigenous to the southwestern regions. It can infect a vast range of plants, including species that are completely unrelated to each other. Infected plants have a tendency to suddenly wilt during periods of high temperatures. The dead leaves stay attached to the plant. Once the plant dies, its root system looks decayed.
Black spot is a fungal disease typically associated with rose bushes. However, it can infect other types of plants too. Black spot typically develops after periods of rainfall, as it thrives in moist environments. As the name suggests, this fungus causes black spots on the leaves. These spots look irregular and may be accompanied by leaf yellowing. Topical treatments and changes in watering practices may help plants affected by black spot to recover.
Another fungal disease, powdery mildew thrives in low moisture conditions. It usually attacks the young leaves first. Raised blisters will appear, followed by leaf curling. Eventually, the upper surfaces of the leaves will develop a grayish-whitish powdery film. Topical treatments can be effective in treating this disease.
Verticillium wilt is a fungus that lives in the soil and infects plants through their root systems. The symptoms tend to develop in the spring or fall when the temperatures are moderate. This disease causes the leaves to curl, wilt, and die. Cacti are resistant to this disease, but many other desert plants are not.
You can sign up for a property maintenance plan with Complete Landscaping. Our professional landscapers will keep a close eye on your plants and trees to make sure they stay healthy. One of our friendly associates in Tucson can take your call at (520) 323-8918.