Master Gardener Tips August 3, 2023


By Kaaren Grimminger, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Think hygiene for your garden. When you use clippers or other tools, clean them when you switch from one plant to another. Be sure to clean the clippers after you’ve worked with a plant with disease or fungal problems. Carefully clip off any diseased or fungal areas, and properly dispose of those leaves or stems. Also, remove anything on the ground around the plant that could carry pathogens and properly dispose of that also.