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This type of weather encourages diseases of plants (turf, flowers and trees). You may have noticed the flowers around Biltmore (and at your house) don't look so good. Diseases were very active this past week. Zinnias and Alyssum are most affected, some of them will come back if the weather turns drier, but some of the plants will die. Green leaves from Maples have started falling, but typically does not have a long term effect on the trees. Turf was also affected, but we were busy spraying fungicides to prevent diseases. However, the rough is not treated - to expensive. Some areas of the rough may thin, but if the weather improves so will the turf. We were lucky that our protective sprays have worked on the greens, tees and fairways - at least so far.
|Zinnias do not like wet, humid weather.|