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Garden Sanitation

Practicing good sanitation is an important part of integrated pest management (IPM) and can help create a successful, disease-free garden. Check purchased plants and transplants for the presence of insects or diseases. Keeping areas clear of fallen leaves and dropped fruit will remove potential harbors for disease. As soon as you find diseased leaves, fruits, or branches, remove them before the pathogen causing the damage can spread. And of course, keep your gardening tools clean.

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