disinfecting tools between cuts
In your article: No Leaves On Crepe Myrtle: Reasons For Crepe Myrtle Not Leafing Out -- towards the bottom you state: Many people feel that pruning tools should be cleaned with a household disinfectant or bleach between cuts when dealing with diseases; however, recent studies show that unless the plant has oozing wounds, disinfecting is not necessary, and disinfectants are likely to damage your tools. I have always seen the opposite comment. Is this true just for Crepe Myrtle; or all/most plants or is it an error? Much thanx [email protected]
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
We feel it is important to disinfect the tools to prevent the spread of disease.