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Black Spots on Rose bushes

Hey guys, this is Aaron with RDS Lawn Care. And I’m actually here in a client’s yard, I’m looking at some black spot that is on some roses. I’ve actually got a piece right here that I’ll show you. So if you ever see your roses, and they’re infested with some black spots like this here, there are a couple of things you’re going to notice. One is, you may notice the plant defoliating and losing its leaves. You also will notice a reduction in the number of blooms it puts off. You also may notice the blooms may be a little Pelle more pale in color, not as vibrant. And so this is pretty common on roses. If you see it, and you’ve got a lot of leaves that have fallen, it’s good to rake those leaves up and remove them. either put them in a bag and haul them off or burn them and get them away from the plant. A couple of things to control this, you’re going to want to avoid any irrigation hitting that plant the more water that sits on that plant especially late in the evening. All fungal activities have happen typically with water sitting on plants much like turf. So you’re going to want to avoid any overhead irrigation if that plant is susceptible to that and you’re seeing it on the plant. But if you have it bad enough and you have it, you know throughout the plant, you’re going to want to do some fungicide treatments to the plant. So you’re going to call your, your local lawncare guy or turf fertilization guy and see if they can come and do a treatment for you. Those treatments are going to need to be done about every 14 days throughout the summer to get that to control it. But it is a pretty simple thing to control as long as you take, take precautions early and start the treatment process. But again, if you see these little black dots on your roses, you are going to want to take some action to reduce the defoliation to improve the blooming of the plant and also to prevent the plant from dying eventually this will not lead to it. This will not kill the plant on its own but it could lead to other things damaging the plant. Hope that helps



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