I’m Bill Elzey with Showplace lawns. Let’s
talk about how to overcome fungus diseases in roses. Granted there’s many types of varieties
of roses but the fungus problem is the same for all of them. The primary cause of fungus
in roses is over watering. Any time if there is way too much water and a little bit of
cool weather, or just too much water and the roots do not dry a fungus is activated. Primary
fungus in roses is black spot fungus. Easily to detect by the black spots and the yellowing
of the leaves on the plant. First thing to do to overcome these problems is to control
your watering. Water less. Water a lot less. More times then not a best watering schedule
for roses is once every other day, depending on your climate you might get by once every
two days. Now remember also that high humidity can trigger a fungus as well. So you need
to monitor humidity and change your watering habits. Once the problem occurs a good way
to get rid of that is to go the refrigerator get you some milk, mix fifteen ounces of milk
with a hundred and twenty ounces of water. And then spray the plant. Do this once for
about three weeks, once a week for three weeks. Three or four times of a milk spray should
control that fungus really well. Then watch your watering habits and monitor your humidity.
Those are the ways to overcome fungus in roses.