Shrub Problems

I Have Rust on Some Shrubs


caro added on March 13, 2011 | Answered

I have rust on some shrubs. How do I treat them using natural methods?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 14, 2011

Rust happens mostly because of poor air circulation in a plant. The best and most natural way to help with this is do do a little pruning to open up the plant and allow better air circulation.

Treating the plant with a fungicide will also help. Neem oil, which is organic, is an effective fungicide (and pesticide). Sulfur or copper based fungicides are also effective.

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