Garden Pests and Threats Gardeners Should Watch Out For

Agave snout weevils are tiny, but they can cause a lot of damage. Photo: courtesy of Nanosanchez/, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Whether they live in the Northeast or the Southwest, everyone fights their own battle in the garden. As the climate changes and nature responds, plants are being put under more stress—whether from greater extremes of heat, excesses or deficiencies in rain, or even uncharacteristic cold spells. One of the other side effects may be that invasive plants not typically known in your area may be able to take root, as well as pests that typically have stayed in a lower latitude.

Below is a collection of articles on some of the threats gardeners may face across the United States this year. For further reading, check out these articles as well:

Gardening in a Changing Climate

Invasive Plants

Regional Picks: Alternatives to Invasives



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