As gardeners, we tend to deal with pests that attack our beloved plants. Most of the time we think of pests as insects that feed on our plants. However, pests can be more than that. A pest is any animal or plant that has a harmful effect on humans, their food or their living conditions.
Hopefully we’ll be receiving some much needed moisture soon. I’ve seen and had questions about leaves already falling on mature trees. My sweetgum in the backyard is starting to drop a few leaves, not like it will in a couple of months, but more like it’s tired and shedding a few leaves to conserve what moisture it has available. That’s what makes fall so good for our plants.