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Russian Sage

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Question: 949-2313
My Russian Sage is turning brown on the bottom. I have mulch under it. Do I need to spray? Janet, Niantic, CT

Mort's Answer:
Russian Sage grows best in arid conditions. Mulching will keep out the weeds but will keep the soil wet. I would suggest pulling the mulch away from the plant and allow the soil to dry. You might consider using a dust mulch. This means cultivating every ten days to prevent weeds. If the brown persists for a few weeks, then spray with a good fungicide, like Benlate. New wood chips will eventually rot and retain moisture again. Cedar chips would be better. I much prefer dust mulch.

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