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Q.Something is eating my rose leaves

Zone I live in zone 5, Rochester NY | blueyegirl added on June 16, 2015 | Answered

My Roses are growing beautiful but the leaves have holes in them. I am thinking something is eating the leaves. What can I do that is natural to stop this? Thank you for listening


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Answered on June 18, 2015

Hi Nancy. It is likely a beetle or insect of some kind, could even be a night feeding worm. I recommend getting a product called Bayer Tree and Shrub Granules. Give each rose some of this and water it in well. The systemic insecticide will move up through the root system, into the canes, foliage and blooms. This should take care of the problem. If it is a major attack by the insects, you could spray the rosebushes with a good insecticide once while waiting for the granular application to take hold.

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