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Spider webs aren't a problem, but they could be a sign of one

Spider webs aren't a problem, but they could be a sign of one

All my evergreens and window sills were covered with spider webs, and I removed them with water or by hand. This went on almost all summer. Now most of the plants are in poor health, with the insides devoid of any life. What happened? What can I do that won't destroy a limited income?

Water, water, water. Water is one of the most common determining factors between life and death. The spider webs you've seen are normally washed away by rain, but during drought, webs remain longer. Spiders are not harmful to plants. The most likely reason your plants browned out was this year's weather pattern. Cool, damp weather in spring promoted diseases. Drought conditions in...

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